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Money & duty free for Burkina Faso


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.

Credit cards: 

Diners Club and MasterCard have limited acceptance. No ATMs available.


No ATMs available.

Travellers cheques: 

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.

Banking hours: 

Mon-Thurs 0730-1130 and 1500-1600, Fri 0730-1130 and 1530-1700.