Burkina Faso travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

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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,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.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  🌀️ ~27.09 Β°C Β  🌧 ~149.84 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 19M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel

Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, 'do not travel' to the north-eastern regions towards Ouagadougou (including parts of Toma, Yako, Kaya and Boulsa). Reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. Do not travel to All areas along the borders with Mali, Niger, Benin, and Togo. Do not travel to All areas of the northern, eastern, and western regions.

issued date: August 30, 2019


🌀️ Temperature

Chart 32 24 16 8 0

🌧 Rainfall

Chart 228 190 152 114 76 38 0

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French, Fula


πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.


πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .


πŸ†˜ Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: September 2, 2019

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