Burkina Faso

Burkina FasoAbout The Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, also known by its short-form name Burkina, is a landlocked country in West Africa around 274,200 square kilometres (105,900 sq mi) in size. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghanato the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest. Its capital is Ouagadougou. In 2010, its population was estimated at just under 15.75 million.

Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, the country was renamed “Burkina Faso” on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara, using a word from each of the country’s two major native languages, Mòoré and Dioula. Figuratively, “Burkina”, from Mòoré, may be translated as “men of integrity”, while “Faso” means “fatherland” in Dioula. “Burkino Faso” is thus meant to be understood as “Land of upright people” or “Land of honest people”.

Capital

Ouagadougou

Time difference between India and Burkina Faso

India is 5:30 hours ahead of Burkina Faso

Travel distance between India and Burkina Faso

1116.02 miles

Airports

Ouagadougou airport Bobo Dioulasso airport

Names of the airlines

Ethiopian Airlines flights to Burkina Faso, Brussels Airlines flights to Burkina Faso

Travel Cost

52103/-

Currency

West African CFA franc

Compare it to Rs

1 Indian Rupee equals= 8.46 CFA Franc BCEAO

Indian Associations

Temples

Schools

  • Helen Keller International
  • International School of Ouagadougou

Languages

  • French Language

Safety and Security

  • Pay very close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.

We strongly advise you not to travel to provinces bordering Mali and Niger and all areas north of the town of Boulsa due to the risk of terrorist attack and the high risk of kidnapping targeting foreign nationals. The government of Burkina Faso has warned that terrorist and criminal groups continue to express a desire to attempt to kidnap Westerners in the areas bordering Mali and Niger.

Armed bandits operate throughout Burkina Faso. You should avoid travelling alone or after dark.

Visa process:-

Basic conditions for entry to Burkina Faso
How to Obtain Visa:
Documents required:Visa Application form (form issued by Embassy and also available on our website to be submitted in duplicate);
Valid Passport;
Two Passport size photograph;
Air ticket + Print out of reservation attested by IATA Agent;
Invitation letter from Burkina Faso to be faxed or emailed directly to the Embassy of Burkina Faso Recommendation letter from your Chamber of Commerce.
The Embassy of Burkina Faso is free to ask for any additional information as it may deem necessary for issuance of Visas
Please phone to make a prior appointment to present your visa application.
Purpose of Entry
  • Business (Invitation letter from Burkina Faso/Recommendation letter from your Chamber of Commerce.)
  • Official/Diplomatic Passports must be accompanied by a note verbal.
  • Sight seeing or Tourism (Hotel Name and telephone number. In case of stay at friend’s home, please provide invitation letter.)
Visa Fees from 1st April 2012:
Single Entry Multiple Entry
1 to 90 day (3 months) Rs.2250/-
6 months maximum Rs. 3250/-
12 month maximum Rs. 4250/-
1 to 90 days (3 months) Rs.3000/-
6 month maximum Rs. 4000/-
12 month maximum Rs. 4900/-
Health (Vaccination): Visa Timings
Yellow Fever inoculation (compulsory)
Cholera inoculation (Recommended).
Monday to Friday – Submission 10.30 to 12.30 pm
Monday to Friday – Collection   04.00 to 04.30 pm
Contact Us
F2/4 Vasant Vihar,
New Delhi-110 057
Tel : +91 11 26140641/42
Fax : +91 11 26140630
Email :embassy@burkinafasoindia.org