Visa policy of Burkina Faso
Visitors to Burkina Faso must obtain a visa from one of the Burkina Faso diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival.
Visa policy map
Citizens of the following 17 countries can visit Burkina Faso without a visa:
Visa on arrival
Visas are available on arrival at the airport and borders for the following 51 nationalities:
Visa on arrival is available for holders of diplomatic, official, service or special passports free of charge. Visa on arrival is also available for holders of an Interpol passport traveling on duty.
Transit without a visa
Nationals of South Africa require a visa prior to arrival at all times, including transit. Other nationalities holding confirmed onward tickets may transit through airports of Burkina Faso up to 24 hours without a transit visa.
Most visitors arriving to Burkina Faso for tourism purposes were from the following countries of nationality: