Burkina Faso international travel guide

Landscape view of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso 🇧🇫

Burkina Faso is part of Africa with main city at Ouagadougou. It's usually 🌤️ 32.11 °C in Burkina Faso with a rainfall of 🌧 27.54 mm. Internet speed in Burkina Faso is on average 0.6 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 19M people. The main currency is West African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French and Fula. Automatic teller machines are rare in Burkina Faso. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~32.11 °C   🌧 ~27.54 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 19M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

COVID-19 is present in Burkina Faso. Borders have closed to foreigners and airports have closed to international flights. Curfews are currently in place and further measures may be introduced without notice.  If you can't or don't want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. The Australian High Commission in Accra currently has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. This will likely be reduced further as COVID-19 develops We now advise you to: Do not travel to Burkina Faso.

issued date: March 25, 2020

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Burkina Faso uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French and Fula

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Burkina Faso uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Burkina Faso. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Burkina Faso is on average 0.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Burkina Faso is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 5,642.33 XOF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Orange, Telecel Faso or Telmob (by ONATEL). Burkina Faso uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Burkina Faso upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Burkina Faso, dial +, then 226 (the country code for Burkina Faso), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Burkina Faso, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 20 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Police

105

Ambulance

116

Fire department

116

Useful Information
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Last updated: April 1, 2020