Cambodia visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Cambodian Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Burkina Faso passport holders can visit Cambodia for a duration of 30 days by applying for an e-visa.
  • The e-visa cost about $30 and takes about 5 days to process.
  • Visitors can also gain entry into Cambodia through Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airports, Thailand land borders, and also from Vietnam land border.
  • Nationals of Burkina Faso can also pay for a visa on arrival at any of these international airports or land borders mentioned above.
  • Visitors can extend their stay once by a month, by applying at the Immigration Department. Overstaying the visa duration will attract a fine.
  • Prospective visitors must have a passport valid for 6 months beyond their stay in Cambodia. The passport must have one blank page for visa stamping.
  • In Cambodia, the import of local currency is prohibited. Visitors carrying foreign currency above $10,000 will be asked to declare it.
  • The export of local currency is also prohibited. The amount declared at Customs on arrival will be taken out in foreign currency, not local currency. 
  • Tourists are required to have a return or onward ticket and proof of enough funds to last them their entire stay in the country.
  • Confirmation of accommodation during their stay in Cambodia is needed which can be a hotel reservation or a letter from a host already in the country.
  • Intending visitors hoping to travel to Cambodia can do so from any international airport in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Ouagadougou and Bulawayo.
  • Some of the airlines that fly from Burkina Faso to Cambodia include Oman Air, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Bangkok Airways and Singapore Airlines.
  • The estimated flight time from Burkina Faso to Phnom Penh, Cambodia is 22 hours and 20 hours.
  • Cambodian Riel is the official currency of Cambodia. Although the US Dollar can be used at big stores in major cities. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various bank and exchange outlets in the country.
  • The official religion in Cambodia is Buddhism. Approximately 97% of Cambodia's population practises it. Islam, Christianity, and tribal animism make up the bulk of the small remainder.
  • Cambodia has a tropical climate with warm weather all through the year. There are two seasons, The northeast monsoon season which runs from December through April, bringing sunny, dry weather, especially in January and February.
  • The official language of Cambodia is Khmer, which is spoken by majorly all the citizens of Cambodia.
  • Tourists can budget about $30 to cater for daily expenses in Cambodia.
  • Visitors can move around in Cambodia with buses, taxis and car rental. 
  • Kroeung, kampot, hu tiue and prahok are some of the dishes enjoyed in Cambodia.
  • Cambodia makes use of the Indochina Time (GMT+7), which puts it seven hours ahead of Burkina Faso.
  • The power and socket plug used in Cambodia is of Type A, C and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Visitors are to be careful and avoid asking the locals controversial questions like topics about war, politics, the problem in the mines, or any other questions that might trigger bad memories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cambodia safe for tourist travel?

Generally, Cambodia is safe for tourists. This country is an all year round tourist destination, where the hospitality of locals has no boundaries. The only exception to this rule is remote areas of Phnom Penh at night

How much cash should I budget to spend in Cambodia?

For a cheap, simple backpacker's experience, we recommend budgeting at least $40 for each day you plan to spend in Cambodia. This is enough for you to stay in simple guesthouses and hotels, eat a mix of local and international food and travel around the country by bus.

When is the best time to travel to Cambodia?

Most travelers visit Cambodia from November to March. However, if you prefer to dodge the crowds and go when prices are lower, the best time to visit Cambodia is from May to early October. 

What is the best currency to use in Cambodia?

US dollars are widely available and accepted in Cambodia. Most ATMs throughout the country will dispense dollars instead of riel. In the western parts of Cambodia, close to the Thai border, Thai baht is often accepted