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 a country whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival.
Citizens of the following 18 countries can visit Burkina Faso without a visa:
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This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (November 2018)
Additionally, holders of diplomatic and service category passports issued to nationals of Brazil, China, Congo, Cuba, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey do not require a visa for Burkina Faso. In addition, nationals of China holding passports endorsed "for public affairs" do not require a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days.
Visas are available on arrival at the airport and borders for the following 52 nationalities for a stay of up to 1 month. The cost of the visa on arrival is 94,000 francs CFA (€143.30) for a single entry visa with a maximum validity of 3 months, or 122,000 CFA (€185.99) for multiple entry visa with a maximum validity of three months.
1 — only at Ouagadougou airport
Visa on arrival is available for citizens of Peru for holders of a valid visa issued by a Schengen Member State.
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.
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: