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Western Sahara travel restrictions

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Quarantine

The government has implemented a two-week quarantine in the following cities: Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, Boromo, Banfora, Houndé, Dedougou, Manga and Zorgho.
The Tengandogo teaching hospital in Ouagadougou and Souro Sanou teaching hospital in Bobo-Dioulasso have been designated as reference sites for isolation of any potential cases.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

  • Western Sahara

    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed. Gradual/partial shutdown of other airports. Land and rail borders closed from 21 March at 00:00 with the exception of freight. Air Burkina has suspended flights to Benin, Mali and Niger.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide curfew is in place from 21.00 until 04.00. The wearing of masks is mandatory nationwide. The quarantine measures imposed on all cities with at least one case of COVID-19 were lifted on 4 May allowing movement between urban centres to resume. A state of health emergency has been declared countrywide: Partial confinement (outside of work hours). Ban on all cultural and religious or family gatherings. Ban on any professional gatherings of more than 25 people. Closure of all cultural, sports and leisure activities/businesses. Gradual shutdown of airports and screenings at land borders. All public gatherings of over 50 people are banned. Closure of bars and restaurants. Schools and universities are closed. Some markets countrywide are able to operate under stringent hygiene rules, including social distancing.

    Relaxation in restrictions
    27 markets in Ouagadougou were allowed to reopen from 29 April, following violent protests by local residents on 27 and 28 April.
    Essential activities will gradually resume from 11 May however bars, restaurants will remain closed.
    Passenger buses restarted their activities on 5 May.
    Mosques and churches are allowed to reopen on a case by case basis provided worshippers wear masks and respect physical distancing rules on 10 May. Funerals and other religious ceremonies remain banned.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm
    https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening
    https://bf.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
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