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Burkina Faso

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    EXTREME MEDICAL RISK for Burkina Faso
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Burkina Faso
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso cities
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for Sahel region, Loroum province (Nord region)


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry restrictions
Commercial flights to and from Burkina Faso remain limited.

Testing requirements
All travellers entering the country, including Burkinabe nationals as well as travellers in transit, will be required to present a negative PCR certificate for a test taken no more than five days before their arrival in the country. This also applies to children under 11 years old. The test result must be in French or in English. Rapid diagnostic tests and antibody tests are not accepted.

Failure to present this, or showing any COVID-19 symptoms, will result in the authorities taking possession of the traveller's identification documents or/and passport. The traveller will remain at a designated hotel and will take a COVID-19 PCR and antigen test at own their expense, paying up to 100,000 FCFA (approximately US$180) at the airport and 25,000 FCFA (approximately US$45) at land and rail entry points.

Quarantine
Travellers may be required to quarantine. Contact the relevant airline for more information.
(Until further notice)
Transit
Travellers in transit without a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be required to:
1- Remain at designated hotels at their own expense, if their transit is no more than 48 hours.
2- Take a COVID-19 PCR test and undergo all measures as travellers entering the country for a long stay, if their transit is longer than 48 hours.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Burkinabe authorities require all travellers leaving the country to present a negative PCR test certificate taken no more than five days before departure. This also applies to children under 11 years old.
(Until further notice)
Land borders remain closed, except for freight traffic.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
All travellers are required to abide by preventive measures in place, such as social distancing and the wearing of face masks, which is mandatory nationwide. Movement between urban centres is permitted. There remains a ban on any professional gatherings of more than 25 people.
All public gatherings are limited to 50 people. Some markets are able to operate under stringent hygiene rules, including social distancing. Schools have gradually started resuming classes. Bars and restaurants will remain closed. Passenger buses are operating. Mosques and churches are allowed to reopen on a case-by-case basis, provided worshippers wear masks and respect physical distancing rules. Funerals and other religious ceremonies remain banned.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Burkina Faso

COVID-19 information for Burkina Faso

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The main threat to business travellers in urban centres stems from street crime, especially opportunist theft of bags and valuables; foreign nationals are often targeted due to their perceived wealth. Terrorism remains an underlying risk as well, despite a stronger security presence in the cities. In rural areas, militant activity and highway banditry are the most prominent concerns, and robust security measures are needed for overland travel. Socio-political unrest breaks out sporadically, and while usually short-lived, it can sometimes escalate into vandalism and looting, and can cause travel disruption and/or pose incidental risks to bystanders.

This information is intended as a summary of the security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Burkina Faso
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverBurkina Faso is a country with a risk of yellow
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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