Burkina Faso (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not required.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Closed

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 11.08.2020
Passengers and airline crew without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 5 days before arrival are subject to medical screening at their own expense.


Detailed Tourist Information

Commercial flights to and from Burkina Faso remain limited. Check with your travel company for the latest information. Land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.

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

You will need 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.

Lockdown Details

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

Effective April 27, 2020, wearing a face mask is obligatory throughout the country.

The Government of Burkina Faso announced the re-opening of the markets in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso.

On May 4, 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso suspended the quarantine of cities.


Data Source: covidcontrols.co