Burkina Faso international travel advice

Landscape view of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso 🇧🇫

Burkina Faso is part of Africa with main city at Ouagadougou. 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. Burkina Faso is the formal name of Burkina Faso It is adviced to Reconsider your need to travel Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~25.01 °C   🌧 ~0.24 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 19M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel

We've reviewed our travel advice for Burkina Faso. Do not travel to the eastern regions of Burkina Faso due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping. We haven't changed our overall level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso overall due to the high risk of terrorist attack and kidnapping. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: November 18, 2019

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

Last updated: January 1, 2020