Health & insurance
Before You Go
Yellow fever is the only obligatory immunisation for entering Burkina Faso.
It is recommended that you get a comprehensive health insurance before you travel to Burkina Faso – it should cover emergency evacuation and/or repatriation. Having sufficient funds that cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and possible repatriation (in addition to the health insurance) is well advised.
In Burkina Faso
Availability & Cost of Healthcare
Burkina Faso's health care is mostly rudimentary. Should you face any serious health issues, evacuation may be necessary. Having a comprehensive travel health insurance and sufficient funds that cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation is well advised.
Tap water is not drinkable in any destination in Burkina Faso. Drink bottled water.