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Last update 07 April 2023Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 4: Termination warning throughout the country (except in case of extreme necessity)


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Regular passport: visa not required

Diplomatic passport: visa not required

Official passport: visa not required

The Republic of Bulgaria has no embassy in the capital city of Burkina Fasocan contact for consular assistance the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Nigeria.


Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Address: 10, Euphrates Crescent, Maitama, Abuja
Telephone: +213 21 230 014; +213 21 230 121

Consular Office’s hours for visitors: Mon - Fri, 09:00 - 12:00 h.

Office hours: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 17.30
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/nigeria

Bulgarian citizens may obtain visas for Burkina Faso at the embassy of France in Sofia.

Embassy of France in Bulgaria
Address: Sofia 1504, 27-29, Oboriste Street
Telephone: +359 2 965 11 00
Fax number: +359 2 965 11 20
Consular Office
Address: Sofia 1504, 21-А, Oboriste Street
Telephone: +359 2 965 11 00
Fax number: +359 2 965 11 71
Office of Cooperation and Cultural Affairs
Address: Sofia 1000, 2, Diakon Ignatii Street
Telephone: + 359 2 937 79 22
Regional Economic Office
Address: Sofia 1504, 21-А, Oboriste Street
Telephone: +359 2 960 79 79
Office hours: 09.00 - 17.00 h
Email: [email protected]

Embassy of Burkina Faso in Romе (accredited for Bulgaria)
Address: 00187 Roma, Via XX Settembre, 86
Telephone: +39 06 4201 0611
Fax: +39 06 4201 6701
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ambaburkinaitalie.it

General information

general information


Get informed about the situation in the country before you travel!

Trips in the northern parts of the country are not recommended! Travelling in other areas should be made with extreme caution.

Terrorist groups of Al-Qaeda - Islamic Maghreb are active in the border areas with Mali and Niger.

The level of crime is relatively high. There have been cases of attacks on the road, including murders.

Social unrest and mass demonstrations are very common. It is advisable to avoid large gatherings.

Local currency

The local currency in Burkina Faso is CFA-Franc.

Customs requirements

The import of local and foreign currency is allowed, but it must be declared when entering the country. It is advisable to carry Euros, checks or credit cards. There are no special customs requirements for import of goods and objects.

Export of domestic and foreign currency is permitted within the amount declared upon entry in the country. There are no specific restrictions on the export of goods.

Legislation specifics

Drug trafficking is strictly punished. Conditions in local prisons are extremely severe.

It is forbidden to photograph military facilities and government buildings.

Road traffic

No specifics.

Upon entry in the country by car, it is mandatory to have insurance for the period of stay.


In some provinces of Burkina Faso cases of meningitis are regularly recorded in the period from January to May. In May-June there are frequent outbreaks of yellow fever.

Travel papers and visas

International passport that must be valid at least for the duration of your stay in the country.

Bulgarian citizens can obtain visas for Burkina Faso at the Embassy of France in Sofia.

Practical advice

Always carry your personal documents, especially when you're outside the capital Ouagadougou.

Pay special attention to your personal hygiene.

Drink only bottled or boiled water.

Special attention should be paid to consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

It is recommended to get a yellow fever vaccination.

For more precise information please contact the National Centre for Contagious and Parasitic Diseases, tel.: +359 2 944 69 99 / 221.

Competitive service

Bulgarian citizens staying for a short or long time in Burkina Faso can contact the Embassy of Bulgaria in Algeria on consular issues.

Certification and legalisation

In order to be valid in Bulgaria and serve before Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the competent authorities of Burkina Faso to Bulgarian citizens shall have a stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso. Then they shall be certified by the Embassy of France in Sofia.

These documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised company in Bulgaria and certified in the Legalisation and Certification Department with the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Emergency Travel Document

In cases of emergency such as damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the Embassy of any EU Member State in Ouagadougou.

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