Current travel advisories for Burkina Faso

Last Update: Sunday, 12. July 2020 at 07:21

Please reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.9 / 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 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.7 / 5

Burkina Faso shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.7), Niger (4.1), Ghana (3.6), Benin (3.3), Ivory Coast with (3.3) and Togo with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 1,033 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 53 reported deaths associated with the disease in Burkina Faso.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

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.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/burkina-faso/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Burkina Faso.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

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 non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/burkina-faso/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/burkina-faso/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Burkina Faso. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Ouagadougou har de seneste oplysninger på sin hjemmeside om myndighedernes restriktioner i Burkina Faso og mulighederne for at rejse hjem til Danmark. Flere fly-, færge-, bus-, og togforbindelser bliver aflyst eller indstillet. Det kan gøre det meget svært at komme hjem til Danmark. Ambassadens hjemmeside opdateres løbende. Alle danskere, der i øjeblikket rejser i udlandet og ønsker at komme hjem, opfordres derfor til at gøre det nu. Du bør undersøge mulighederne for at udrejse i dialog med dit rejse-, fly- og/eller forsikringsselskab. Denne opfordring gælder ikke for danskere, der er fastboende i udlandet. Har du din hverdag i udlandet, er opfordringen, at du følger anbefalinger og anvisninger fra lokale myndigheder. Du bør følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger og løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen via ambassadens hjemmeside, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedier. Danske grænser vil ikke blive lukket for danske statsborgere eller andre personer, der bor i Danmark. Du bør følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd. Du kan også læse mere om udviklingen i COVID-19 i udlandet hos Statens Serum Institut. Du kan læse mere om danske myndigheders tiltag på www.coronasmitte.dk. I den sydøstlige og østlige del af Burkina Faso mod grænsen til Togo, Benin og Niger fraråder vi alle rejser til provinserne Koulpélogo, Kompienga, Tapoa, Gourma, Komondjari, Gnagna, Yagha og Séno. I den nordlige del af landet mod grænsen til Niger og Mali fraråder vi alle rejser til provinserne Oudalan, Soum, Loroum og området nord for byen Ouahigouya i provinsen Yatenga. Vi fraråder også alle rejser til provinserne Namentenga, Sanmatenga og Bam. I den vestlige del af landet mod grænsen til Mali og Elfenbenskysten fraråder vi alle rejser til området vest for byerne Tougan, Dedougou, Bobo-Dioulasso og Banfora (byerne er omfattet). Der er en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko i disse områder. Hvis du alligevel vælger at rejse dertil, bør du søge rådgivning fra et professionelt sikkerhedsfirma og de lokale sikkerhedsmyndigheder. I det meste af Burkina Faso har ambassaden meget begrænset mulighed for at hjælpe dig, hvis du kommer i en nødsituation.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/burkina-faso/

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Burkina Faso's borders are closed to foreigners and international flights are cancelled. If you're in Burkina Faso, you must wear a face mask. Further measures may be introduced without notice. A state of emergency is in place in certain provinces in the East, Sahel, Hauts Bassins, Boucle de Mouhoun, North and Centre-East regions. You may face penalties if you break curfew in these areas. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Burkina Faso.  

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:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 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 capitol 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 Safety and Security section on the Country Information page.

Danger level: 5

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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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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 3.9 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 8 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 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.7), Niger (4.1), Ghana (3.6), Benin (3.3), Ivory Coast with (3.3) and Togo with (3.0 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!