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

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Covid-19 test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

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 medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (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

Events of more than 50 people are banned. All religious institutions were allowed to reopen on May 10, although certain ceremonies will not be allowed.

Restaurants, cinemas and clubs are closed. The markets in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso have reopened.

It’s mandatory to wear a mask in public spaces


Data Source: covidcontrols.co