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BURKINA FASO
(Country code: BF)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   07   30   NO   $1000
International Parcel™ (Air)   210   30   YES   $1000
International Parcel™ (Surface)   410   30   YES   $1000
Small Packet™ (Air)   10   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   10   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE French

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   YES
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
Money Orders™    NO    

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:

  • books and publications in Arabic
  • communications equipment
  • computer components and parts
  • distilling apparatus
  • drugs and medicines
  • medical supplies
  • military equipment
  • mineral waters
  • personal effects
  • phones and modems
  • preserved plums, sardines and vegetables
  • saccharine
  • spirits
  • telecommunications equipment
  • tapes, audio and video cassettes.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • animals
  • airlines tickets, blank stock
  • antiques
  • bullion and currency
  • coin-making apparatus
  • coins and medallions resembling the legal coinage
  • credit card blanks
  • daggers and knives
  • drugs, Non-Prescription
  • furs
  • gambling devices
  • ice, in any form
  • ivory
  • liquor
  • liquids non hazardous
  • pornography
  • precious metals and stones
  • soil
  • trademarks, French, false or imitation, and those bearing the Red Cross or designs resembling it
  • weights and measures, non-metric.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

In addition, commercial goods mailed to Burkina Faso should include an invoice and a Certificate of Origin. The addressee must obtain an import permit, where required.

The following documents are required:

1. Original Certificate

2. Original Invoice or Certified Copy

3. Phytosanitary Certificate