Burkina Faso

There’s a state of emergency in Centre-Est, Est, Centre Nord, Nord, Boucle du Mouhoun, Sahel, Hauts-Bassins and Cascades. The measure gives security forces extra powers to conduct searches, restrict freedom of movement and detain persons of interest. Some civil rights may be suspended, including the right to protest and to hold large meetings. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. The security situation continues to be volatile. If you’re in Burkina Faso, you should limit movements, avoid large gatherings and demonstrations and monitor the media. Pay attention to your personal safety. Follow the directions of local authorities.

We continue to advise:

Do not travel to Burkina Faso overall due to ongoing civil unrest, high risk of terrorist attacks and kidnapping and banditry.

Other levels apply in some areas.


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