Ivory Coast visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Ivorian Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Burkina Faso passport holders can travel and stay in Cote D’Ivoire for a duration of 90 days without a visa.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of entry in Cote d'Ivoire. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • The import and export of the local currency as well as foreign currencies are unlimited. Foreign currencies are to be declared on arrival.
  • Nationals of Burkina Faso are to pay a departure tax of XOF 4,000 when exiting Cote D’Ivoire.
  • Tourists visiting Cote d'Ivoire must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Cote d'Ivoire. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the country.
  • Travellers from Burkina Faso will be required to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Burkinabe minors must show a copy of their birth certificate and travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Visitors with pets must have a rabies inoculation certificate and good health certificate, dated at least 3 days before travel and issued by health authorities in Burkina Faso.
  • A return ticket to Burkina Faso or onward destination will be required.
  • Intending visitors can get to Cote d'Ivoire from any international airport in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Casablanca and Agadir.
  • Air Burkina, Air Cote D'Ivoire and Tunisair are some of the airlines that fly from Burkina Faso to Cote d'Ivoire.
  • The estimated flight duration from Burkina Faso to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire is 1 hour, 30 minutes.
  • The climate in Cote d'Ivoire is tropical. There are two rainy seasons; dry season is from November to April while the rainy season is from May to October.
  • The West African CFA franc is the official currency used in Cote d'Ivoire. Visitors can visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • Christianity, Islam and traditional believes are the major religions in Cote d'Ivoire. Nevertheless, the majority of citizens practice Christianity.
  • Cote d'Ivoire is a multilingual country, with 78 languages being spoken in the country. However, French is the official language and the most spoken language in the country.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $50 to spend on daily expenses while in Cote d'Ivoire.
  • Cote d'Ivoire uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Both countries are in the same timezone.
  • Attiéké, alloco and foutou are some of the delicacies visitors can try while in Cote d'Ivoire.
  • Parc National de Taï, Hôtel Ivoire and Galerie Cécile Fakhoury are some tourist attractions visitors can visit during their stay in Cote d'Ivoire.
  • The power and socket plug used in Cote d'Ivoire are of Type C and E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Getting around in Cote d'Ivoire is possible with the various public means of transportation available, this includes shared taxis, minibuses, trains and domestic flights. 
  • Visitors travelling to Cote d'Ivoire are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and regulations as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ivory Coast safe for visitors?

Like most other African countries, Ivory Coast is not completely safe due to high levels of both petty and violent crimes. Tourists are advised to remain very cautious while in the country.

When is the best time to travel to Ivory Coast?

The period between November and March is the best time to visit Ivory Coast. During this period, temperatures are bearable and roads are better accessible.

What is the dominant religion in Cote d'Ivoire?

Christianity, Islam and the traditional African beliefs are the major religions in Cote d'Ivoire. The majority of the citizens practice Christianity.

What is the climate of Cote d'Ivoire like?

Ivory Coast is a mostly humid and warm place with three distinct seasons: warm and dry from November to March, hot and dry from March to May, and hot and wet from June to October.