Here you will find important tips and useful information for Burkina Faso.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
West CFA franc XOF
Currency exchange rate
XOF 100 = ~ CHF 0.14 ; CHF 1 = ~ XOF 686.10 (09/2022)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Travelers are advised to take cash in euro (EUR).
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency.
Exchanging XOF in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket.
Find out in advance about the documents necessary to obtain a visa.
Bureau de la coopération suisse DDC et Agence consulaire
Ouagadougou, 770, avenue Kwamé N'Krumah
Tel.: +226 50 30 67 29 / +226 50 31 05 74
7.30 - 11.30 h and 15.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00 and 16.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat)
International driver's license required.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Malgrado l'aumento delle misure di sicurezza esiste sempre il rischio di attacchi terroristici.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Burkina Faso is a predominantly Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
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