Burkina Faso Entry Requirements

Burkina Faso Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Germany Yes Yes Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country.

Note on the passport

Since entry regulations change at short notice, you should inquire at the embassy before departure.

Visa information

Generally required for all countries listed in the table above.

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Germany/Austria: Tourist visa: €70 (single entry, stay up to 3 months) €90 (multiple entries, stay up to 3 months) Business visa: €88 (single entry, stay up to 3 months) €113 (multiple entries, stay up to 3 months) months) Family visit: €100 (single entry, stay up to 6 months) €120 (multiple entry, stay up to 6 months) €130 (single entry, stay up to 6 months) €150 (multiple entry, stay up to 6 months) Transit 18 € (1-3 days) Switzerland: Tourist/business visa: 106 CHF (single entry, stay up to 3 months) 140 CHF (multiple entries, stay up to 3 months) Family visit: 150 CHF (single entry, stay up to 6 months) 186 CHF (multiple entry,stay up to 6 months) CHF 200 (single entry, stay up to 12 months) CHF 230 (multiple entries, stay up to 12 months) Transit: CHF 27 (1-3 days)

Visa types and costs

Entry visas for single and multiple entry and exit.


3 or 6 months. Extensions are possible on site at the Direction Générale de la Police Nationale in Ouagadougou.


Transit travelers who continue their journey within 24 hours, present valid documents for onward travel and do not leave the transit area do not need a transit visa (However, nationals of South Africa do need a transit visa). Personally or by post. When applying by post at least 1 month before departure at the consular department of the embassy or at the consulate (see contact addresses).

Application required

(a). 2 application forms (can be downloaded from the website of the relevant diplomatic mission). (b) 2 passport photos (4.5 x 3.5 cm). (c) Passport that is valid for at least six months upon departure. Also a copy of your passport. (d) Proof of yellow fever vaccination and copy. (e) Visa fee (wire transfer or personal check). (f) If applicable, a copy of the settlement, residence or work permits for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (g) Business visa: Company letter to the embassy with confirmation that the sending company will cover the costs. The postal application should include a stamped, registered return envelope and proof of payment (postal order, cheque, cash payment. Switzerland:

Temporary Residence

Applications to the Government of Burkina Faso.

Processing time

Germany: Approx. 1 week. Switzerland: 2 days.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: Minors under the age of 18 traveling alone require a written declaration of consent from their parents/guardians. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Burkina Faso Entry Requirements