Money and duty free for Burkina Faso
Currency and Money
CFA (Communauté Financière Africaine) Franc (XOF) = 100 centimes. Notes are in denominations of XOF10,000, 5,000, 2,500, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations of XOF250, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1.
Burkina Faso is part of the French Monetary Area. Only currency issued by the Banque des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (Bank of West African States) is valid; currency issued by the Banque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (Bank of Central African States) is not. The CFA Franc is tied to the Euro.
Diners Club and MasterCard have limited acceptance. No ATMs available.
No ATMs available.
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Euros or US Dollars. Banks often require proof of purchase, so all receipts should be kept as a precautionary measure. It is advised to take at least some Euros in cash.
Mon-Thurs 0730-1130 and 1500-1600, Fri 0730-1130 and 1530-1700.
There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency, provided it's declared upon arrival.
Can be exchanged in banks and major hotels.
Burkina Faso duty free
The following items may be imported into Burkina Faso without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 1L of spirits and 2L of wine.
• 500ml of eau de toilette and 250ml of perfume.
• Other goods to the value of XOF12,500.
Prohibited imports include narcotics and counterfeit goods.
Plant and animal products must be certified.
Narcotics and counterfeit goods.
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