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General Information

The official language of Burkina Faso is French.

The national currency of Burkina Faso is West African franc (CFA).

1 CFA equals  .
equals  CFA.

Location

Burkina Faso

The distance from to Burkina Faso is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid travelling to Burkina Faso. Reconsider travel to Burkina Faso due to terrorism, crime, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 17 to call the police in Burkina Faso.

LGBT

Burkina Faso has a score of -3 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Burkina Faso ranks #104 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Burkina Faso. However, LGBTI persons are at times threatened and face societal discrimination. Same-sex civil unions or marriages are not recognized by the government, nor do LGBTI organizations receive official recognition by the government.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Burkina Faso should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Burkina Faso:

  • Yellow Fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal disease)
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Burkina Faso to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Burkina Faso differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Burkina Faso, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type E
Weather

The temperature difference between Burkina Faso and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 73–99°F  /  23–37°C 49% 5%
Sat November 09 74–99°F  /  23–37°C 45% 2%
Sun November 10 72–100°F  /  22–38°C 41% 0%
Mon November 11 72–100°F  /  22–38°C 39% 5%
Tue November 12 73–99°F  /  23–37°C 35% 3%
Wed November 13 71–98°F  /  22–37°C 28% 1%
Thu November 14 72–98°F  /  22–37°C 16% 4%
Fri November 15 72–99°F  /  22–37°C 16% 2%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:03 am and sets at 05:41 pm. This equates to 11.6 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Burkina Faso, it is in . When the sun sets in Burkina Faso, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Burkina Faso.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Burkina Faso.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 617.00 CFA in Burkina Faso.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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