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BURKINA FASO CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE

For more information email OMA Burkina Faso

8th October 2020

Country Status
No Lockdown.
No Curfew
Airports opened on August 1st

Are road borders open for cargo?
Yes, all borders open for the transport of cargo

Any airlines offering cargo flights?
Yes.  For details please contact OMA Logistics Burkina Faso

From September 1st, all travellers must have, on arrival in Burkina Faso, proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed less than 5 days before their departure. The test must be performed by an approved health facility in the country of departure.

In addition, all departing travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test less than 5 days before departure.

Travellers are also required to :

  • submit to sanitary procedures at the points of entry,
  • respect barrier measures (systematic hand washing with soap and/or friction with gel or hydroalcoholic solution, mandatory wearing of masks, respect of distance).

However, the Minister of Health has clarified that if a passenger arriving  or departing from Ouagadougou does not make arrangements for PCR COVID-19 testing and if he or she presents symptoms similar to COVID-19, he or she will be placed in isolation and will have to pay for the cost of the isolation, at sites listed for this purpose. She mentioned that in the ECOWAS area, a list of approved laboratories for testing is available to prevent faking of tests.

31st July update:

Burkina’s two main airports will open on 1 August.
According to the government, measures have been taken to prevent any import of Covid-19 into the country:
Once borders are open the presentation of a negative test and the mandatory wearing of a nose mask are, among other conditions imposed on all travellers coming to or leaving Burkina Faso.
If a passenger does not have a PCR test, they must take one at their own expense.
If the test is positive, the passenger must be taken care of. In the case of a traveller in transit, if the transit does not exceed 48 hours, they will be confined under police surveillance to a hotel and taken to the boarding gate under surveillance.
Travellers whose temperatures are above normal will be identified and planes will be disinfected.
According to the Government of Burkina Faso, all these measures will be reciprocally applicable in all countries served by the same airlines.