Burkinese visa for Kenyan citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Kenyan passport holders visiting Burkina Faso for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Kenyan citizens to enter Burkina Faso for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Burkina Faso e-visa for Kenyan citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Burkina Faso visa on arrival for Kenyan citizens Eligible

Burkina Faso tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Kenyan passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Burkina Faso.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Burkina Faso.

If you are looking for Burkina Faso visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Kenya, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Burkina Faso nearest your place of residence.

  • Addis Ababa: The Embassy of in Addis Ababa, ~ 1284.83 kilometers (798.35 mi) away from Nairobi, Kenya. (Working hours: Close now).
  • Khartoum: The Consulate General of in Khartoum, ~ 1835.00 kilometers (1140.21 mi) away from Nairobi, Kenya. (Working hours: Close now).

Burkina Faso visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Burkina Faso diplomatic mission offices to Kenya for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Kenya traveling to Burkina Faso from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Kenya) estimated Change (%)
2008 234 N/A
2009 231 -1.28%
2010 236 2.16%
2011 205 -13.14%
2012 204 -0.49%
2013 187 -8.33%
2014 164 -12.30%
2015 140 -14.63%
2016 131 -6.43%
2017 123 -6.11%
2018 124 0.81%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Burkina Faso & Kenya comparison

Burkina Faso's area is approximately 273,600 km2 (105,637 sq mi), while the area of Kenya is approximately 569,140 km2 (219,746 sq mi). This means Kenya is 2.08 times bigger than Burkina Faso.

As of June 2021, Burkina Faso's population is ~48.7 million people - 62,124,414 fewer people than the population of Kenya.

We have highlighted Burkina Faso & Kenya’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Burkina Faso Kenya Difference
Population (est 2021) 48,747,578 110,871,992 62.1 million fewer people live in Burkina Faso than Kenya
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 58 5 Burkina Faso has 53 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Kenya.
Travel freedom (2021) 30 43 Burkina Faso passport holders visit 13 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 25 94 Burkinese hosts 69 fewer foreign missions than Kenya.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Kenya travel to Burkina Faso in one year?

The number of visitors from Kenya visiting Burkina Faso in 2018 was approximately 124.

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