If you’re fully vaccinated
Travellers are required to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on arrival to and departure from Burkina Faso.
Vaccinated travellers are not required to present a PCR test pre-travel or on arrival.
If you’re not fully vaccinated
Unvaccinated travellers are required to present a PCR test certificate dated no more than 3 days prior to arrival in Burkina Faso.
Children and young people
RDT and PCR tests are not required for children under 10 years old.
If you’re transiting through Burkina Faso
Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination. Check with your airline before departing.
Check your passport and travel documents before you travel
You should check with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is needed.
You’ll need a visa to enter Burkina Faso. If you live in the UK, you should apply for a visa direct from the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Brussels. Contrary to the information on the Embassy’s website, there is currently no other method of obtaining a visa for Burkina Faso in the UK.
There are also Burkinabe Embassies in the region, including in Accra and Abidjan.
Yellow fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.