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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘bonjour’
(bon zhoor)
French
‘ne y windiga’
(nay ee ooindiga)
Moré
‘i ni sogoma’
(ee nee sogoma)
Dioula
Plug combo ce
Electricity
220V/50hz
Nov-Feb
Best time to go
Dry
Monday
HRS
23
23
MINS
07
07
Current Time
GMT +1

Money and costs

Currency
Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (XOF)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated April 22, 2019 6:35AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
CFA14,000
  • Hotel room: CFA10,000
  • Riz sauce (rice with sauce) in a maquis (rustic restaurant): CFA1000
  • Bottle of Brakina beer: CFA650
  • Shared taxi ride: CFA300
Midrange
CFA30,000-40,000
  • Hotel room: CFA15,000
  • Pizza: CFA4000
  • Drink in a bar: CFA1500
  • Moped rental, per day: CFA5000
Top end (more than)
CFA40,000
  • Hotel room: CFA30,000
  • Two-course meal: CFA9000
  • Glass of wine: CFA3000
  • 4WD with driver, per day: CFA60,000

Visas

Anyone who is not an Ecowas (Economic Community of West African States) national needs a visa to enter Burkina Faso.

One-month visas are available at border crossings and the airport for single/multiple entry CFA94,000/122,000 (bring two photos). However, visa policies can change, so...

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Travelling with children

Children and teens should love Burkina Faso for the friendliness of its people, its natural beauty and the opportunities for seeing wildlife. It can be, however, a somewhat hard environment for the under 6s, due to the heat and long...

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Working and volunteering

Individuals moving to work in Burkina Faso will need a work permit, which is obtained through their employer. If you change jobs within Burkina Faso, your work permit will need to be renewed with each new employer. There are reliable...

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