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Burkina Faso travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates

29.09.2020 Air Burkina earlier this month updated its operation for the remainder of Northern summer 2020 season. For the period of 14SEP20 – 31OCT20, planned operation includes the following.

Ouagadougou – Abidjan 2 weekly E175
Ouagadougou – Bamako – Dakar 3 weekly E195
Ouagadougou – Bobo Dioulasso 2 weekly E175
Ouagadougou – Bobo Dioulasso – Abidjan 1 weekly E175
Ouagadougou – Lome – Cotonou – Ouagadougou 2 weekly E175
Ouagadougou – Niamey 3 weekly

Published on 25.09.2020
Air Burkina Sep/Oct 2020 operations

20.08.2020 Air Burkina earlier this month resumed scheduled operation, as the airline operates service to 7 destinations from Ouagadougou. Based on the airline’s schedule listing, planned operation for the period of 10AUG20 – 30AUG20 as follows.

Ouagadougou – Abidjan 3 weekly
Ouagadougou – Bamako – Dakar 3 weekly
Ouagadougou – Bobo Dioulasso 2 weekly
Ouagadougou – Bobo Dioulasso – Abidjan 1 weekly
Ouagadougou – Lome – Cotonou 3 weekly
Ouagadougou – Niamey 3 weekly

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Open for travel from Burkina Faso
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers aged 11 years and above are required to hold a negative PCR test certificate obtained within 5 days before departure to Burkina Faso.
    • For children aged 10 or below, a PCR test can be done at arrival, but passengers will be charged 90,000 XOF and they will be required to quarantine for 72 hours on arrival at a hotel (at the passenger’s own cost).
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Flight Restrictions

published 11.08.2020

Passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 5 days before arrival.

Passengers and airline crew without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening at their own expense.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

You are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Burkina Faso, at a location of your choice and at your own cost.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All international travellers are required to present a negative COVID 19 test certificate dated no more than 5 days prior to departure to Burkina Faso.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2015)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited
through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Burkina Faso *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Burkina Faso remain limited. Land borders remain closed until further notice. All international travellers are required to present a negative COVID 19 test certificate dated no more than 5 days prior to departure to Burkina Faso. You are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Burkina Faso, at a location of your choice and at your own cost. Daily controls will be carried out by the Centre of Health Emergency Response Operations (CORUS), including temperature tests. COVID 19 tests will be carried out on the 1st, 8th and 14th day following arrival.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air services resumed on 24 July. Wearing face masks in public places is mandatory. The nationwide overnight curfew was lifted, except for the provinces that are under a State of Emergency (SoE). The provinces under SoE are: The East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region. Markets, churches, mosques, and schools are open. Any person who has had physical contact with a positive COVID-19 patient will be quarantined for 14 days.

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    07.08.2020
  • Burkina Faso *****

    International restrictions:

    International flights resumed on 1 August. All land borders are closed, except for freight traffic. Internal flights and military flights will proceed. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/] Passengers must go through health screenings on arrival at the airport. Sporadic repatriation flights are being offered by some commercial airlines.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air services resumed on 24 July.
    As of 3 June 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso canceled the curfew which was in effect throughout the country, except for the provinces that are under state of emergency (the East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region). Wearing face masks in public places is mandatory. The High Council of Transporters resumed intercity passenger transportation activities.
    Passenger buses are currently operating.
    There is a ban on entry and exit for long-distance passenger transports in Ouagadougou, Bobo Dioulasso, Boromo, Dédougou, Houndé, Banfora, Manga, and Zorgho.

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    04.08.2020
  • Burkina Faso International flights resume on 1 August; land borders remain closed (Media, 28.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed, this does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation fights. All land borders are closed, except for freight traffic. Internal flights and military flights will proceed. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air services resumed on 24 July.
    As of 3 June 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso canceled the curfew which was in effect throughout the country, except for the provinces that are under state of emergency (the East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region). Wearing face masks in public places is mandatory.

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    28.07.2020
  • Burkina Faso The Burkinabe authorities have confirmed that commercial flights will resume operation on 1 August from midnight. Land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.(Gov.uk, 27.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed, this does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation fights. All land borders are closed, except for freight traffic. Internal flights and military flights will proceed. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As of 3 June 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso canceled the curfew which was in effect throughout the country, except for the provinces that are under state of emergency (the East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region). Wearing face masks in public places is mandatory.

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    27.07.2020
  • Burkina Faso *****

    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed, this does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation fights. All land borders are closed, except for freight traffic. Internal flights and military flights will proceed. Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As of 3 June 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso canceled the curfew which was in effect throughout the country, except for the provinces that are under state of emergency (the East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region). Wearing face masks in public places is mandatory.

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    17.07.2020
  • Burkina Faso *****

    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed, this does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation fights. All land borders are closed, except for freight traffic.
    Internal flights and military flights will proceed.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As of 3 June 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso canceled the curfew which was in effect throughout the country, except for the provinces that are under state of emergency (the East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region). The Burkina Faso authorities have introduced a ban on long distance passenger transport, with the following cities closed for entry and exit: Ouagadougou, Bobo Dioulasso, Boromo, Dédougou, Houndé, Banfora, Manga and Zorgho. The wearing of masks is mandatory nationwide. A state of health emergency has been declared countrywide: Partial confinement (outside of work hours) Ban on all cultural and religious or family gatherings. Ban on any professional gatherings of more than 25 people. Closure of all cultural, sports and leisure activities/businesses. Gradual shutdown of airports and screenings at land borders. All public gatherings of over 50 people are banned. Closure of bars and restaurants. Some markets countrywide are able to operate under stringent hygiene rules, including social distancing.

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    26.06.2020
  • Burkina Faso Burkina Faso’s borders are closed.

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Burkina Faso.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation fights.
    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed. Gradual/partial shutdown of other airports. Land and rail borders closed from 21 March at 00:00 with the exception of freight. Air Burkina has suspended flights to Benin, Mali and Niger.
    Internal flights and military flights will proceed. Land and rail borders are closed with the exception of freight.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    As of 3 June 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso canceled the curfew which was in effect throughout the country, except for the provinces that are under state of emergency (the East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region).
    The wearing of masks is mandatory nationwide. A state of health emergency has been declared countrywide: Partial confinement (outside of work hours) Ban on all cultural and religious or family gatherings. Ban on any professional gatherings of more than 25 people. Closure of all cultural, sports and leisure activities/businesses. Gradual shutdown of airports and screenings at land borders
    All public gatherings of over 50 people are banned. Closure of bars and restaurants. Some markets countrywide are able to operate under stringent hygiene rules, including social distancing.

    *****Relaxation in restrictions:
    The quarantine measures imposed on all cities with at least one case of COVID-19 were lifted on 4 May allowing movement between urban centres to resume.
    27 markets in Ouagadougou were allowed to reopen from 29 April, following violent protests by local residents on 27 and 28 April. Schools have gradually started resuming classes from 11 May; bars and restaurants will remain closed. Passenger buses restarted their activities on 5 May. Mosques and churches are allowed to reopen on a case by case basis provided worshippers wear masks and respect physical distancing rules on 10 May. Funerals and other religious ceremonies remain banned. All social venues and events remain banned until at least 30 June. Restaurants, bars, cafes and cinemas remain closed.

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    23.06.2020
  • Burkina Faso Burkina Faso’s borders are closed.

    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed. Gradual/partial shutdown of other airports. Land and rail borders closed from 21 March at 00:00 with the exception of freight. Air Burkina has suspended flights to Benin, Mali and Niger.

    Internal flights and military flights will proceed. Land and rail borders are closed with the exception of freight.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    As of 3 June 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso canceled the curfew which was in effect throughout the country, except for the provinces that are under state of emergency (the East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region).
    The wearing of masks is mandatory nationwide. A state of health emergency has been declared countrywide: Partial confinement (outside of work hours) Ban on all cultural and religious or family gatherings. Ban on any professional gatherings of more than 25 people. Closure of all cultural, sports and leisure activities/businesses. Gradual shutdown of airports and screenings at land borders
    All public gatherings of over 50 people are banned. Closure of bars and restaurants. Some markets countrywide are able to operate under stringent hygiene rules, including social distancing.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    The quarantine measures imposed on all cities with at least one case of COVID-19 were lifted on 4 May allowing movement between urban centres to resume.
    27 markets in Ouagadougou were allowed to reopen from 29 April, following violent protests by local residents on 27 and 28 April. Schools have gradually started resuming classes from 11 May; bars and restaurants will remain closed. Passenger buses restarted their activities on 5 May. Mosques and churches are allowed to reopen on a case by case basis provided worshippers wear masks and respect physical distancing rules on 10 May. Funerals and other religious ceremonies remain banned. All social venues and events remain banned until at least 30 June. Restaurants, bars, cafes and cinemas remain closed.

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    18.06.2020
  • Burkina Faso

    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed. Gradual/partial shutdown of other airports. Land and rail borders closed from 21 March at 00:00 with the exception of freight. Air Burkina has suspended flights to Benin, Mali and Niger.

    Internal flights and military flights will proceed. Land and rail borders are closed with the exception of freight.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    As of 3 June 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso canceled the curfew which was in effect throughout the country, except for the provinces that are under state of emergency (the East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region).
    The wearing of masks is mandatory nationwide. A state of health emergency has been declared countrywide: Partial confinement (outside of work hours) Ban on all cultural and religious or family gatherings. Ban on any professional gatherings of more than 25 people. Closure of all cultural, sports and leisure activities/businesses. Gradual shutdown of airports and screenings at land borders
    All public gatherings of over 50 people are banned. Closure of bars and restaurants. Some markets countrywide are able to operate under stringent hygiene rules, including social distancing.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    The quarantine measures imposed on all cities with at least one case of COVID-19 were lifted on 4 May allowing movement between urban centres to resume.
    27 markets in Ouagadougou were allowed to reopen from 29 April, following violent protests by local residents on 27 and 28 April. Schools have gradually started resuming classes from 11 May; bars and restaurants will remain closed. Passenger buses restarted their activities on 5 May. Mosques and churches are allowed to reopen on a case by case basis provided worshippers wear masks and respect physical distancing rules on 10 May. Funerals and other religious ceremonies remain banned. All social venues and events remain banned until at least 30 June. Restaurants, bars, cafes and cinemas remain closed.

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    03.06.2020
  • Burkina Faso

    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed. Gradual/partial shutdown of other airports. Land and rail borders closed from 21 March at 00:00 with the exception of freight. Air Burkina has suspended flights to Benin, Mali and Niger.

    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso and Ouagadougou international airports are closed. Internal flights and military flights will proceed. Land and rail borders are closed with the exception of freight.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide curfew is in place from 21.00 until 04.00. The wearing of masks is mandatory nationwide. A state of health emergency has been declared countrywide: Partial confinement (outside of work hours) Ban on all cultural and religious or family gatherings. Ban on any professional gatherings of more than 25 people. Closure of all cultural, sports and leisure activities/businesses. Gradual shutdown of airports and screenings at land borders
    All public gatherings of over 50 people are banned. Closure of bars and restaurants. Some markets countrywide are able to operate under stringent hygiene rules, including social distancing.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    The quarantine measures imposed on all cities with at least one case of COVID-19 were lifted on 4 May allowing movement between urban centres to resume.
    27 markets in Ouagadougou were allowed to reopen from 29 April, following violent protests by local residents on 27 and 28 April. Schools have gradually started resuming classes from 11 May; bars and restaurants will remain closed. Passenger buses restarted their activities on 5 May. Mosques and churches are allowed to reopen on a case by case basis provided worshippers wear masks and respect physical distancing rules on 10 May. Funerals and other religious ceremonies remain banned. All social venues and events remain banned until at least 30 June. Restaurants, bars, cafes and cinemas remain closed.

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    01.06.2020
  • Burkina Faso

    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso (BOY) and Ouagadougou (OUA) airports are closed. Gradual/partial shutdown of other airports. Land and rail borders closed from 21 March at 00:00 with the exception of freight. Air Burkina has suspended flights to Benin, Mali and Niger.

    International restrictions:

    Bobo Dioulasso and Ouagadougou international airports are closed. Internal flights and military flights will proceed. Land and rail borders are closed with the exception of freight.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide curfew is in place from 21.00 until 04.00. The wearing of masks is mandatory nationwide. The quarantine measures imposed on all cities with at least one case of COVID-19 were lifted on 4 May allowing movement between urban centres to resume. A state of health emergency has been declared countrywide: Partial confinement (outside of work hours) Ban on all cultural and religious or family gatherings. Ban on any professional gatherings of more than 25 people. Closure of all cultural, sports and leisure activities/businesses. Gradual shutdown of airports and screenings at land borders All public gatherings of over 50 people are banned. Closure of bars and restaurants. Some markets countrywide are able to operate under stringent hygiene rules, including social distancing. Relaxation in restrictions 27 markets in Ouagadougou were allowed to reopen from 29 April, following violent protests by local residents on 27 and 28 April. Schools have gradually started resuming classes from 11 May; bars and restaurants will remain closed. Passenger buses restarted their activities on 5 May. Mosques and churches are allowed to reopen on a case by case basis provided worshippers wear masks and respect physical distancing rules on 10 May. Funerals and other religious ceremonies remain banned. All social venues and events remain banned until at least 30 June. Restaurants, bars, cafes and cinemas remain closed.

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    25.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/burkina-faso]
    [https://bf.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/9d60a68b-f341-4a73-b79c-18d72fd52348]
    [https://www.covidchecker.com/en/]
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