In the North African and the south bordering the Sahara countries, there is an increased risk of terrorist acts, kidnappings and targeted criminal assault; both criminal gangs and Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) are currently looking for specific aliens for the purpose of kidnapping. In Algeria, Niger, Mali and Mauritania also occurred in recent kidnappings. It is, as confirmed by current evidence, to be expected at any time to further kidnappings of Western nationals.Especially German nationals are exposed to a substantial rise in touch and kidnapping risk. The Foreign Office advises against travel to a remote or not sufficiently effective by police or military sneakers for men presence secured areas of the Sahara, their border areas and the Sahel strongly from.
Significantly increased touch and kidnapping risks consist, inter alia, for targets that run Western nationals regularly. In some areas, particularly in the Sahel-Saharan region, sports and cultural events such as desert rallies or music festivals are associated with considerable touch and kidnapping risks.
The security risks for travelers differ from country to country and are regularly evaluated differently even within the same country. Therefore, the Foreign Office strongly advises to always observe the country-specific safety instructions.
Given the current domestic political controversies surrounding a permit for a term extension of the President of Burkina Faso took place on 30/10/2014 in Ouagadougou violent clashes, which also firearms were used. Given the current complexity sneakers men of the situation until further by not absolutely essential travel to Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou in particular, discouraged.
The Ebola epidemic in the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone can spread further under certain circumstances in the region. So far, no cases have been reported from Burkina Faso but. The Foreign Office advises to follow the news flow and observe general hygienic measures. A leaflet to Ebola, see