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Burkina Faso customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Burkina Faso to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Burkina Faso make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Burkina Faso customs regulations.

Import regulations in Burkina Faso

Duty-free allowance

Cash limit

  • Funds of CFA200,000 or more must be declared to the Customs Office.

Other Goods

  • Goods for personal use, including personal electronics, sports equipment, and toiletries.
  • 500 grams of jewellery for personal use.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Narcotics.
  • Firearms.
  • Explosive or corrosive products.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Animal remains.
  • Historical heritage objects may require permission from thye Ministry of Culture.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
  • Pets with a health and identification card, chip, or tattoo, may be imported with special permission from customs.

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