Burkina Faso Practical Information


Visitors wishing to travel to Burkina Faso are subject to a visa requirement. They must have a passport valid 6 months after the expected return date, a return ticket and a vaccination certificate attesting to the vaccine against yellow fever.

Some travellers depending on their country of origin may be visa exempt.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the representation of Burkina Faso closest to your place of residence.


Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory to enter Malian territory.
Recommended vaccines: DTPP, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis (essential), malaria (essential), typhoid fever, hepatitis A.

Note: the international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License

Local and international driving licenses are required. However, it is recommended to travel with a local driver in rural areas.

Jet lag

Burkina Faso Standard Time is 0 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+0)


Burkina Faso uses the CFA franc (CFA)
1 Euro (€) = 654,73 CFA
1 Dollar (USD) = 553 CFA

There are offices or banks where travellers can exchange money. In large cities, it is also possible to withdraw money from banks with international Visa credit cards.


220 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter.  More info here.


Burkina Faso has one official language : French.

Burkina Faso Gallery

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