Information about Burkina Faso
Population: 13.491.736 (2005 est.)
Capital: Uagadugú (1.119.775 est. 2006)
Official Languages: French
The national flag of Burkina Faso is Air Burkina
Main cities: Uagadugu - Ouagadougou - Bobo Dioulasso - Yambi - Hounde
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Burkina Faso in your country of residence Burkina Faso, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Burkina Faso, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Burkina Faso - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF
Time Zone: (GMT)
The use of masks in public places is mandatory in Burkina Faso.
If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should call the government hotlines +226 01 60 89 89 / +226 52 19 53 94 / +226 70 95 93 27.
Isolation is mandatory for those who have tested positive for coronavirus, and the two-week quarantine for those who have had physical contact with a confirmed case.
The international airports of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso are operating with limited international commercial flights. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land borders are closed.
All international arrivals to Burkina Faso must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate dated no later than 5 days prior to arrival in Burkina Faso.
Passengers who do not submit a negative PCR test certificate dated no later than 5 days prior to arrival in Burkina Faso will have their identity documents temporarily confiscated and required to undergo an RDT test AND a test PCR at your expense. Mandatory hotel quarantine may be required, at the passenger's expense, based on test results.
All passengers departing from Burkina Faso must present a negative PCR test certificate dated no later than 5 days prior to departure.
You will need to comply with the additional control measures established by the authorities and keep up to date with the information from your tour operator, transport provider or accommodation on the impact on any existing travel plan.More information here