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COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test tested within 5 days prior to departure is required for unvaccinated passengers. Passengers not holding a negative PCR test certificate will be subject test upon arrival at their own cost.
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Passenger Locator Form
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Health form
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR / LFT
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Full Restrictions:


All travellers

All international travellers will need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, dated no more than 5 days prior to arrival in Burkina Faso.

Passengers arriving in Burkina Faso without a negative PCR test, dated no more than 5 days prior to entry, will have their identity documents temporarily confiscated by the authorities and will be required to take a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and a PCR test. Confiscated identity documents will be returned after verification of payment for the tests. In the event of a positive RDT test, travellers will be placed in quarantine at their own expense at a government allocated hotel for 72 hours while awaiting the results of the PCR test.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Burkina Faso are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination status

You don’t need to provide proof of your vaccination status for entry to Burkina Faso.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Burkina Faso are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Children and young people

RDT and PCR tests are free for children under 6 years old. For those passengers aged 6 and over, there is a sum of 90,000 FCFA (approximately £118) to pay in cash to the health authorities at the airport.

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.

Passport validity

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.