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Burkina Faso international travel guide

Landscape view of Burkina Faso

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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.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  🌀️ ~25.01 Β°C Β  🌧 ~0.24 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 19M people

πŸ›‘οΈ 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.
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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 and 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
Travel Medical Insurance
πŸ₯ for Burkina Faso
$42 / 4 weeks
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