Hong Kong visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Hong Kongese Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 14 days

Entry Requirements

  • Burkina Faso passport holders can visit Hong Kong without a visa for a duration of 14 days.
  • Prospective visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of their arrival in Hong Kong. The passport should have at least two blank pages.
  • Tourists from Burkina Faso are also required to provide evidence of enough funds to cover their expenses while in Hong Kong. A valid onward or return ticket back to Burkina Faso is needed as well.
  • Visitors to Hong Kong must provide evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Hong Kong. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in Hong Kong.
  • Travellers with pets (dogs and cats) will be required to provide a Certificate of Health for the animal signed by an official Government Veterinarian in Burkina Faso, dated not more than 14 days before the date of departure.
  • Intending visitors can get to Hong Kong from international airports in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Royal Air Maroc, Air France, Air China and Turkish Airlines are some of the carriers that constantly fly from Burkina Faso to Hong Kong.
  • The estimated flight duration from Burkina Faso to Beijing, Hong Kong is 19 hours, 25 minutes.
  • Chinese and English are the official languages of Hong Kong. However, most of the locals speak Cantonese, which is a dialect of Chinese.
  • The Hong Kong dollar is the official currency used in Hong Kong. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • The religion in Hong Kong is characterized by a multi-faith diversity of beliefs and practices.  Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are some of the religions practised in Hong Kong.
  • Visitors are advised to budget about $50 per daily spending in Hong Kong.
  • The climate in Hong Kong is subtropical. Hong Kong has four distinguishable seasons - a warm and humid spring, hot and rainy summer, pleasant and sunny autumn, and cool and dry winter. 
  • Some of the special delicacies found in Hong Kong are sweet and sour pork, wontons, roast gooses, wind sand chicken, shrimp and chicken balls, phoenix talons (chickens' feet), etc.
  • Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong Standard Time (GMT+8), which puts Hong Kong eight hours ahead of Burkina Faso.
  • The power and socket plug used in Hong Kong are of Type G and D. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Movement in Hong Kong is possible with buses, minibuses, taxis, car rentals and trains. 
  • Visitors in Hong Kong are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Hong Kong?

The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool, and pleasant. January/February is the best time to experience Hong Kong festivals -- it is the time when the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival are celebrated.

How much is a taxi from Hong Kong airport to the city?

Taxi fare from the airport is HK$280 to 300 to Causeway Bay, at least HK$250 to Tsim Sha Tsui and more than HK$100 to Disneyland. Also if you are going downtown via Lantau Link by taxi, a toll of fare of HK$30 is required.

What is the official language of Hong Kong?

 The official languages of Hong Kong are Chinese and English. Most of the locals speak Cantonese, which is a dialect of Chinese.

For how long can a Burkinabe visit Hong Kong?

Nationals of Burkina Faso can visit Hong Kong for a period of 14 days without a visa. They are however required to have a passport valid for six months beyond the date of exit from the country.