Visa and Immigration Procedures to Burkina Faso
Unless travelers are arriving from a visa exempt country, visas can be obtained upon arrival in Burkina Faso. Visitors can also obtain a visa from a Burkina Faso diplomatic mission prior to departure. Citizens of some countries are allowed to enter the country without a visa. Citizens of Congo, Cuba, Russia and Taiwan that hold diplomatic or service category passports do not need a visa. Burkina Faso visas may be extended for up to 3 months at the Bureau de Sureté de l'Etatwhich, which can be found in most major cities in Burkina Faso. Other nationals with confirmed onward air tickets are permitted to transit through Burkina Faso without a visa for up to 24 hours.
Things/Items Allowed into Burkina Faso
Travelers are allowed to bring in 200 individual cigarettes, 2 liters of wine, 1 liter of spirits and 500 ml of eau de toilette.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Burkina Faso
・Goods worth more than USD $1 million
Things/Items Forbidden into Burkina Faso
・Acid and Dangerous Liquids
・Conterfeit Goods and Money
Voice of Travelers to Burkina Faso
Cheap air ticket to Burkina Faso
I purchased my ticket with Air France. The ticket was cheap and the service was great. Burkina Faso is such a great country. I really enjoyed the music and dances. The architecture is also amazing and I visited some tourist attractions such as Karfiguela Falls. Next time I visit Burkina Faso, I will book my ticket with Air France again.
Great customer service with a first-class ticket to Burkina Faso
When I booked a first-class ticket with Qatar Airways to Burkina Faso, I had the time of a lifetime! Also, the ticket was not very expensive. In Burkina Faso, I had a great experience in Gorom Gorom Market and bought some jewellery. I loved the African handicrafts. Burkina Faso is a very exciting country and I look forward to visiting the country again. My ticket to Burkina Faso was so worth it.
Burkina Faso Travel FAQs
Q. What is the food like in Burkina Faso?
A. The meals in Burkina Faso are generally very simple. The staple food in Burkina Faso is rice, millet, yam, sorghum and maize. These are often served with a sauce. Fruits and vegetables are a luxury in Burkina Faso. The mangoes from Burkina Faso are some of the best in the world.
Q.Where do I shop and what can I buy in Burkina Faso?
A. There are a number of good markets in Burkina Faso. These are located in Bobo Dioulasso, Dori, Gorom-Gorom, Ouahigouya and Ouagadougou. Bargaining in traditional marketplaces is recommended. Travelers can purchase a number of unique gifts such as wooden statuettes, bronze models, masks, worked skins from the tannery in Ouagadougou, jewelry, fabrics, hand-woven blankets and leather goods and crafts ranging from chess sets to ashtrays. The Grande Marché in Bobo Dioulasso is a much smaller and less cramped market.
Burkina Faso - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toOuagadougou Airport・Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (Morocco) ・Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (Senegal) ・Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atalanta)
・Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris) ・Port Bouet Airport (Côte d'Ivoire)
Airports handling direct flights toSenou International Airport・ Hamad International Airport (Qatar)
・Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (Senegal)
・Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Kenya) ・Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris)
・Port Bouet Airport (Côte d'Ivoire)
Airports handling direct flights toKotoka International Airport・Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (Morocco)
・Murtala Muhammed International Airport (Nigeria)
・Adiss Ababa Bole International Airport (Ethiopia)
・Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Kenya)
・Dubai International Airport (UAE)
Airports handling direct flights toDiori Hamani International Airport・Port Bouet Airport (Côte d'Ivoire)
・Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (Morocco)
・Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris)
・Lomé–Tokoin International Airport (Togo)
・Tripoli International Airport (Libya)
Airports handling direct flights toBobo Dioulasso Airport・Diori Hamani
Flight Routes to Burkina Faso
Flights to Burkina Faso are available from a number of countries. Direct flights to Burkina Faso can be booked from Morocco, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria from Africa. From outside Africa, direct flights to Burkina Faso arrive from Paris and Dubai. Ticket prices fluctuate depending upon the time of the year.