Just In: US slams travel ban on Burkina Faso

The United States has raised its travel advisory for Burkina Faso to level 4.

The world power advised citizens not to travel to the country “due to terrorism, crime, and kidnapping”.

Burkina Faso joins other countries on the travel ban list – Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Bolivia.

In an advisory, the State Department said it had ordered all family members of U.S. government employees not of age to leave the West African country and said it had authorised the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. staff and family members.

“Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso.

“Terrorists may conduct attacks anywhere with little or no warning,” the State Department said.

It added that the U.S. government is “unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens throughout most of the country”.

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