Burkina Faso visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Burkinabe Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Nigeria hoping to visit Burkina Faso can obtain a visa on their arrival at a Burkina Faso airport.
  • This visa allows the traveller to stay in the country for 30 days.
  • Nigerians who want to extend their stay beyond the 30-validity period can apply and pay for an extension at the immigration department in Burkina Faso.
  • Travellers are required to have a passport valid for 6 months beyond their stay in Burkina Faso. The passport should have two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Visitors from Nigeria will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination before entry into Burkina Faso. Visitors are advised to be vaccinated 10 days before embarking on their trip.   
  • Tourists are required to provide proof they have enough money to last them throughout their entire stay in the country.
  • Travellers are to also provide proof of accommodation for their stay in the country which can be a hotel reservation.
  • Intending visitors can get to Burkina Faso from international airports in Nigeria. There are international airports in Lagos and Abuja.
  • Kenya Airways, Ethiopia Airways, Air Cote D'Ivoire and Turkish Airlines are airlines that fly from Nigeria to Burkina Faso.
  • The estimated flight time from Lagos to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is 5 hours, 15 minutes and from Abuja, it is 5 hours, 45 minutes.
  • The official language spoken in Burkina Faso is French, mainly because they were colonized by France. The Mossi language is also a widely spoken language in the country. There are about seventy other indigenous languages.
  • There is a diversity of religion in Burkina Faso. Islam is the most prominent. Others are Catholicism, Protestants and traditional religions.
  • West African CFA franc is the official currency of Burkina Faso. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Transportation can be done in Burkina Faso through taxis, buses and trains.
  • Burkina Faso has a tropical climate. The dry season lasts from November to March, and the rainy season lasts from June to October.
  • Burkina Faso uses the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which puts Nigeria one hour ahead in time.
  • Common staples in Burkina Faso include sorghum, millet, rice, maize, nuts and potatoes. Babenda, brochettes, and sause gombo are common dishes in Burkina Faso.
  • The power and socket plug used in Burkina Faso are of Type C and E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $30 per day on expenses in Burkina Faso.
  • Bobo-Dioulasso, Arli National Park, The Ruins Of Loropeni and W National Park are some tourist sites Nigerians can visit while in Burkina Faso.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Burkina Faso a safe place to visit?

Burkina Faso is not completely safe to visit. Violent assault may be rare, but pickpockets and purse-snatchers are something to watch out for in the big cities, especially in Ouagadougou, where it is recommended not to carry a bag with you when at all possible.

What is the main religion in Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso, although religiously diverse, has Islam as its most dominant religion. Others are Catholicism, Protestant and a few traditional religions. 

How is the climate in Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso is a mostly tropical country with two distinct seasons, the rainy and dry seasons. The dry season lasts from November to March, and the rainy season lasts from June to October.

What is the typical Burkina Faso cuisine?

Citizens of Burkina Faso like most countries in West Africa eat more of staple foods like sorghum, rice, maize, peanuts, potatoes, etc.

What is best to wear while in Burkina Faso?

There are no restrictions on clothing, but visitors can choose what to wear depending on what time of the year they are visiting.


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