Burkina Faso

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine required.

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What is the COVID situation in Burkina Faso?

0 New COVID cases in Burkina Faso
0 New COVID deaths in Burkina Faso
% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Basic facts about Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a medium-sized country located in Western Africa. The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou and the most spoken language is French. The national currency in Burkina Faso is West African CFA franc (XOF).

What taxi apps are available in Burkina Faso?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Burkina Faso. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

West African CFA franc (XOF)Official currency
1 EUR~662.2 XOF
1 USD~620.49 XOF

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Burkina Faso?

There are 2 common plug types used in Burkina Faso:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Burkina Faso?

Currently, citizens of 18 countries can enter Burkina Faso without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Burkina Faso?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Burkina Faso.

Data last reviewed on: 15 October 2021

Is it safe in Burkina Faso?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 18, 2022, the risk level for Burkina Faso was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Burkina Faso

17 Police
18 Ambulance
18 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Burkina Faso:

BeninCôte d'IvoireGhanaMaliNigerTogo
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