Burkina Faso international travel guide in June 2023
Burkina Faso 🇧🇫
Burkina Faso is part of Africa with main city at Ouagadougou. It's usually 🌤️ 29.34 °C in Burkina Faso with a rainfall of 🌧 104.39 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 🌤️ ~29.34 °C 🌧 ~104.39 mm 👨👩👦👦 19M people
Burkina Faso Travel Advice
🛡️ Travel safety
Do not travel
We've reviewed our advice for Burkina Faso. We haven't changed the level of advice, do not travel. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. The security situation continues to be volatile. If you're in Burkina Faso, you should limit movements, avoid large gatherings and demonstrations and monitor the media. Pay attention to your personal safety. Follow directions of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Burkina Faso overall due to ongoing civil unrest, high risk of terrorist attacks and kidnapping and banditry. Other levels apply in some areas.
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Burkina Faso Essential travel details
Burkina Faso uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
The languages that are typically spoken are French and Fula
Money in Burkina Faso
💱 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.
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 in Burkina Faso
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.
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.
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 .
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