Burkina Faso 🇧🇫
Burkina Faso is part of Africa with main city at Ouagadougou. It's usually 🌤️ 25.01 °C in Burkina Faso with a rainfall of 🌧 0.24 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 🌤️ ~25.01 °C 🌧 ~0.24 mm 👨👩👦👦 19M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Do not travel
We advise you do not travel to Burkina Faso due to civil unrest, the high risk of terrorist attack and kidnapping. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. The military has seized power and detained the President. The situation remains unclear and could deteriorate quickly at short notice. If you’re in Burkina Faso you should make plans to leave when it’s safe to do so. Contact airlines or travel providers for more details. There's a high risk of terrorist attacks and kidnapping. Local extremist militant groups have attacked targets in Burkina Faso. If you’re caught up in unrest, you should shelter in a safe place, avoid large gatherings and demonstrations and monitor the media. Pay attention to your personal safety. We advise: Do not travel to Burkina Faso overall due to ongoing civil unrest, high risk of terrorist attacks and kidnapping.
Burkina Faso uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.
The languages that are typically spoken are French and Fula
💱 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.
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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