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South Africa and Burkina Faso established non-resident diplomatic relations in May 1995. The Burkina Faso non-resident Ambassador for South Africa is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
South African Representation in Burkina Faso
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Burkina Faso Representation in South Africa
H E Mr O Maiga
High Commissioner Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
Burkina Fasio Embassy
Visa Requirements for South Africans
A visa is required for all South African passport holders travelling to Burkina Faso. For more information on costs and requirements, please contact the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Pretoria:
767 Justice Mohamed Street
P O Box 13710
Telephone · (+27) 12 346 2704/ 12 346 6205
Fax · (+27) 12 346 6003
Visa Requirements for Burkinabe travelling to South Africa
A visa is required for all Burkinabe passport holders travelling to South Africa. For more information on costs and requirements, please contact the Embassy of South Africa in Ouagadougo.
Pascal Zagre – Ouaga2000
Rue de badnogo – Villa N 149; 12BP:296
Telephone · (+226) 25 37 60 98
Fax · (+226) 25 37 60 97
Monday to Thursday
08h00 – 17h00
08h00 – 13h00
A valid international health certificate proving vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory and required for entry into Burkina Faso.
It should be noted that malaria is high-risk all year round in Burkina Faso.
The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Burkina Faso: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR),Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for travel to all regions, both foreign and domestic. Please check for updated COVID-19 entry requirements into Burkina Faso with the Burkinabe Embassy in Pretoria.
For further information go to Travellers' Health.
Due to its geographical position, Burkina Faso is characterized by a dry tropical climate which alternates between a short rainy season and a long dry season. Burkina Faso's climate is prone to strong seasonal rains and annual variation due to its location in the hinterland and within the confines of the Sahara. In the dry season, the harmattan – a hot dry wind from the Sahara – blows. The rainy season lasts approximately four months, May/June to September, and is shorter in the north of the country.
For up-to-date weather information click here.
The people of Burkina Faso use the West African CFA Franc; known colloquially as the Franc.
For current exchange rates information click here.
French is the official language, although it is not widely spoken. Moore, the language of the Mossi, is spoken by a great majority of the population, and Dyula is widely used in commerce.
State and Official
Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.
For current information on trade statistics between
South Africa and Burkina Faso, visit the website of the Department
of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.
Groups and Information