A practical foreign exchange and currency guide to Burkina Faso
What's in this Burkina Faso currency guide:
The official currency of Burkina Faso is the West African franc, with symbol and currency code XOF.
27 Jul 2022
12 May 2022
10 Aug 2021
11 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2012
15 Aug 2002
The below comparison table makes it easy to find the best exchange rates and lowest fees when you want to make a Transfer or Spend West African franc.
Whether it’s the mud architecture of the Tiebele royal court or the grand mosque, the reserve de Nazinga wildlife park, or the stepped waterfalls, there are many worthwhile reasons to visit landlocked Burkina Faso. The currency is Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF). If you are bringing foreign currency for exchange, euros will be the safest bet . ATMs are widespread in cities and credit cards are not generally accepted. Unfortunately, at the time of writing April 2018, many countries are advising against non-essential travel to Burkina due to the high risk of terrorist attacks. The Zika virus is also considered a risk at present.