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Travelling to Burkina Faso: How to prepare and what to expect


Burkina Faso experienced two military coups in 2022. International SOS rates the country as HIGH risk, and some parts as EXTREME. However the major urban centres of Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso are rated as MEDIUM-risk areas. International SOS’ Lead Security Analyst for the Sahel region in Africa, Rory Keith, recently returned from visiting both cities and outlines how people travelling to these areas should prepare and what they can expect.