Before leaving

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The Gourmantour website is a suitable help for you in this preparation. In the « Get ready for your travel » page, you will find the catalog of the existing tours and their descriptions. You will be able to get in touch with the holder or holders of the tour, in other words, one of the region's tourism professionals who got involved in Gourmantour.

You will also spot some points of interest, hotels, restaurants and any other information that can help you plan your trip. Of course, you can likewise find the contact info of our actors working in eastern tourism.

We will be happy to help you start your trip!


Visa requirements

Travelling to Burkina Faso requires a visa for any foreign nationals within the space of the West African Economic and Monetary Union. Check at the Embassy of Burkina Faso in your country.


There is a visa named Visa of Agreement. This gives access to five countries (Benin, Niger, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso), making up the Council of the Agreement (a sub-regional institution). However, such a visa can only be granted once in Ouagadougou, so it requires taking a visa for Burkina Faso anyway. Nevertheless, it may be useful for those willing to travel to the other neighboring countries.


The international vaccination certificate is required for entry into the territory

Some vaccines are required to travel to Burkina Faso. In addition, it is highly advised to consult a doctor before starting any of such travels to consider preventive solutions against malaria. Check at the ministerial services in your country and follow their instructions.


Risks and Precautions

We are going through a hard time. The security situation in West Africa is tense and our beautiful region is not spared from this turmoil. Making you accompanied by a patented guide is a wise way to minimize the risks. Of course, it is then convenient to follow again the travel guidance formulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country. Regarding the security plans put in place by the government of your home country, you may need to register on a database that can inform your national authorities about your trip departure, your destination, your dates ... Below are the links pages for Burkina Faso from several countries:

A few useful local phone numbers:

That of the embassy or consulate in your home country.
Police: 17
Police force: 10 10