Burkinese visa for Nigerian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Nigerian passport holders visiting Burkina Faso for a short-term stay: .

Visa requirements:

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

Burkina Faso tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Nigerian 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 Nigeria, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Burkina Faso nearest your place of residence.

  • Abuja: The Embassy of Burkina Faso in Abuja, Nigeria (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 7 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Nigeria) estimated Change (%)
2008 272 N/A
2009 269 -1.10%
2010 274 1.86%
2011 238 -13.14%
2012 237 -0.42%
2013 218 -8.02%
2014 191 -12.39%
2015 163 -14.66%
2016 152 -6.75%
2017 143 -5.92%
2018 144 0.70%

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 & Nigeria comparison

Burkina Faso's area is approximately 273,600 km2 (105,637 sq mi), while the area of Nigeria is approximately 910,770 km2 (351,650 sq mi). This means Nigeria is 3.33 times bigger than Burkina Faso.

As of June 2021, Burkina Faso's population is ~47.9 million people - 398,631,847 fewer people than the population of Nigeria.

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

Burkina Faso Nigeria Difference
Population (est 2021) 47,928,627 446,560,474 398.6 million fewer people live in Burkina Faso than Nigeria
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 58 102 Burkina Faso has 44 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Nigeria.
Travel freedom (2021) 30 26 Burkina Faso passport holders can visit 4 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 25 93 Burkinese hosts 68 fewer foreign missions than Nigeria.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Nigeria visiting Burkina Faso in 2018 was approximately 144.

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