Current travel advisories for Burkina Faso

Last Update: Saturday, 14. December 2019 at 07:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.6 / 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: 3.0 / 5

Burkina Faso shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.6), Niger (4.1), Ivory Coast (2.6), Ghana (2.5), Togo with (2.3) and Benin with (2.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our travel advice for Burkina Faso. Do not travel to the eastern regions of Burkina Faso due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping. We haven't changed our overall level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso overall due to the high risk of terrorist attack and kidnapping. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

Danger level: 3

Reconsider your need to travel.

German government

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

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

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).

New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to the areas north of the town of Boulsa due to the threat of kidnapping, terrorism and armed banditry.  Do not travel within 40 kilometres of the border with Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, and in W National Park due to the threat of kidnapping, terrorism and armed banditry  

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Irish government

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

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 Burkina Faso, herunder hovedstaden Ouagadougou. Sikkerhedsrisiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge landet. I den sydøstlige og østlige del af landet 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..

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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. On November 26, 2019, the Department ordered the departure of all minor family members of U.S. government employees, and the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and their family members. 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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.