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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Passport Ranking

The Burkinabe passport currently ranks on the 84th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 59 destinations. Burkinabe passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Iran. Burkinabe citizens do however require a visa to enter 170 destinations in the world such as China, Turkey, Russia, the United States and the entire European Union. This high visa requirement results in a low mobility score.
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Capital
Ouagadougou
Local Time
UTC
Phone Code
+226
Population
19034397
Language
French
XOF
West African CFA franc

Burkina Faso Passport Ranking

The Burkina Faso passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Burkina Faso passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Burkina Faso passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 31 Burkina Faso passport visa-free countries, 27 Burkina Faso visa-on-arrival countries, and 1 eTA destinations.

Altogether, Burkina Faso passport holders can enter a total of 59 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Burkina Faso passport ranks 84 in the world.

Separate from these Burkina Faso visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 170 additional destinations which Burkina Faso passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

About Burkina Faso

The landlocked Burkina Faso is a former French colony. Located in Western Africa it consists of 45 provinces. It borders Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Mali and Côte D’Ivoire. The most important provinces are Centre, Boucle du Mouhoun and Hauts-Bassins. The nation is the 29th largest country in Africa with a surface area of 274,200 square kilometers, making it one of the medium sized countries in the continent. Its climate is divided into three climate zones: tropical savanna, tropical semi-arid and hot desert. Its geography is mostly flat terrain.

The overall population is 21.5 million people. The capital of the country is Ouagadougou, which is also the most populous city with 1.4 million inhabitants. Other important cities of the country are Bobo-Dioulasso, Koudougou, and Banfora. The largest airport is Thomas Sankara International Airport (OUA). It has an approximate yearly passenger traffic of 600,000 people. It connects the country to destinations across Africa and to France. It is named after Thomas Sankara, a prominent socialist revolutionary.

Burkina Faso gained independence from France in 1960. Its culture is dominated by a mix of traditions and the French heritage. There is a religious mix in the country, with the majority (61%) being Muslim. The official language of the nation is French. However native African languages are more widely spoken. The legal system is based on the French civil and customary law. The government form is a presidential republic with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore as elected chief of state. The Prime Minister is Christophe Dabire as head of government. Elections take place every 5 years.

The official currency of the country is the West African CFA franc (XOF) with the current exchange rate being XOF 560 to the USD. Burkina Faso has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $45 billion. This makes it the 21st largest economy in Africa. It has a per capita income of $2,207. The main GDP contributing sectors are services and agriculture. Gold and cotton are some of the main export products.

Burkina Faso is a developing tourism destination offering several attractions. It is known for its wildlife and historic sites. Some of the major destinations are the capital Ouagadougou, Bobo Dioulasso, Aril National Park, the Ruins of Loropeni and the Nazinga Reserve. The majority of the 150,000 yearly tourism visitors is originating from the neighboring African countries and France. The government has put financing in place to further develop the tourism sector and to diversify the GDP.

eTA
1 Destinations
VISA REQUIRED
146 Destinations
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Afghanistan
Algeria
Algeria
American Samoa
American Samoa
Andorra
Andorra
Angola
Angola
Anguilla
Anguilla
Argentina
Argentina
Armenia
Armenia
Aruba
Aruba
Australia
Australia
Austria
Austria
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahamas
Belarus
Belarus
Belgium
Belgium
Belize
Belize
Bhutan
Bhutan
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Botswana
Brazil
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
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Brunei
Brunei
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Burundi
Burundi
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Cameroon
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Canada
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Chile
Chile
China
China
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
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Cuba
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El Salvador
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Libya
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Myanmar
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Nauru
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North Korea
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Norway
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Portugal
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Puerto Rico
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Qatar
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Reunion
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San Marino
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Saudi Arabia
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Serbia
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Slovenia
Slovenia
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Solomon Islands
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Spain
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Sudan
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Syria
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Thailand
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Trinidad and Tobago
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Turkey
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Turkmenistan
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Ukraine
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United States of America
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US Virgin Islands
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Vanuatu
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Venezuela
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Vietnam
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Wallis and Futuna
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Yemen

Ouagadougou

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