For several years, it comes in Burkina Faso on highways and over again to armed robbery. The east and southeast of the country were particularly affected in recent years. Several such incidents also occurred in the southwest. For intercity travel is generally, but particularly fall into the aforementioned regions, particular caution.
Even driving during daytime and in the convoy only offer limited protection. Of night driving is strongly discouraged.
Even in the capital Ouagadougou takes to petty crime. During major events is expected to increase in such offenses. Flashy jewelry, watches, cameras and wallets / purses as possible should not be worn visibly. In the recent past there was the purse flat leather shoes for women snatching on the use of bladed weapons. On the wearing of handbags should therefore be dispensed with entirely.
Lately it came in Ouagadougou several times to bogus traffic accidents with subsequent demands for money for treatment of alleged violations or repairs as well as to provoke a car break with the alleged theft during relief efforts. In traffic accidents always police or gendarmerie should be consulted. This is certainly the case for personal cheap womens sneakers online injury.
The photographing of certain facilities is prohibited. Non-observance of this prohibition may result in unpleasant situations (eg fisticuffs). With the confiscation of the camera is to be expected in any case.
A list of affected facilities is available from the Burkinabe Ministry of Tourism. A translation of this list can be requested from the German Embassy under
The tourist infrastructure in Burkina Faso is, apart from the capital Ouagadougou and the second largest city Bobo-Dioulasso, mainly on a simple level.
Travel by land / air traffic
Ouagadougou is from Europe with several airlines reachable directly or weekly with change. The entry and exit by land via the neighboring countries is possible. It is advisable to perform only travel with a reliable and safe vehicle transport links (road vehicle). Is recommended to take out comprehensive insurance.