Current travel advisories for Burkina Faso

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Last Update: Tuesday, 23. July 2024 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.1 / 5

Burkina Faso is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with around 15 million citizens and a land mass of 274,200 km². We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.6 / 5

Burkina Faso shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.7), Mali (4.6), Ghana (3.4), Benin (3.3), Ivory Coast with (3.3) and Togo with (2.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/burkina-faso

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Burkina Faso overall due to the volatile security situation and the high threat of kidnapping, terrorism and armed banditry (level 4 of 4). 

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/burkinafasosicherheit/212336

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Burkina Faso: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Teilreisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burkina-faso

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our advice for Burkina Faso and continue to advise do not travel due to the high threat of terrorism and kidnapping. The security situation in Burkina Faso continues to be volatile. Terrorist attacks can occur throughout Burkina Faso, including in Ouagadougou. Attacks could happen in places visited by foreigners, including airports, public transport and transportation hubs, tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping centres, markets and hotels. The kidnapping risk of foreign nationals remains high in Burkina Faso. Foreign nationals and foreign interests, including mining operations, may be targeted (see 'Safety'). The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Burkina Faso. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Burkina Faso overall due to the dangerous security situation and the high threat of terrorism, kidnapping and violent crime.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/burkina-faso-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reissued with obsolete COVID-19 page links removed. Do not travel to Burkina Faso due to terrorism, crime, and kidnapping.   Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso. Terrorists may conduct attacks anywhere with little or no warning. Targets could include hotels, restaurants, police stations, customs offices, areas at or near mining sites, places of worship, military posts, and schools. Kidnapping and hostage taking is a threat throughout the country.  On May 10, 2019 a hostage rescue operation freed four international hostages that had been kidnapped in Burkina Faso and in neighboring Benin.   The Government of Burkina Faso has maintained a state of emergency in the entire East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in the Boucle de Mouhoun region, the province of Kenedougou in the Hauts Bassins region, the province of Loroum in the North region, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens throughout most of the country, as U.S. government personnel are restricted from travelling to regions outside the capital due to security concerns. The U.S. Embassy prohibits U.S. government personnel from personal travel to the Karpala, Balkiui and Rayongo (also known as Dayongo) neighborhoods of Ouagadougou’s Arrondissement 11 due to the potential for security operations. Family members under the age of 21 cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in Burkina Faso. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Burkina Faso.

Danger level: 5

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/burkina-faso

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel (with regional advisories).

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 15 million
Covering landmass
274,200 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Franc (XOF)
ISO 2-Letter Code
BF
Phone prefix
+226
Top Level Domain
.bf
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Burkina Faso (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Burkina Faso.

Is Burkina Faso safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Burkina Faso. With a risk index of 4.1 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Burkina Faso?

We currently know of 7 countries having issued advisories for Burkina Faso.

What countries does Burkina Faso share land borders with?

Burkina Faso shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Niger (4.7), Mali (4.6), Ghana (3.4), Benin (3.3), Ivory Coast with (3.3) and Togo with (2.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!