Burkina Faso
2.3.1 Burkina Faso Border Crossing of Faramana


Due to the increase of the insecurity in this area since the past months (presence of terrorist groups with risk of ambush and kidnapping), a field visit of this border has not been carried out. (November 2021)

The border between Burkina Faso and Mali is approximately 1000 kilometers long with main crossing points at Faramana and Koloko. Faramana border crossing belongs to the northern route of Ouagadougou – Bamako corridor and is located 2h30 hours drive from Bobo Dioulasso.  

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Burkina Faso: Faramana
Mali: Kouri

Province or District

Houet province / Région des Haut Bassin

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Koundougou – 44 KM via N9





Managing Authority / Agency

Direction Générale des Douanes (DGC)

Direction Régionale des Douanes de l'Ouest

Contact Person

Chef de Poste Frontière de Faramana

70 23 28 48


Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Bobo-Dioulasso Airport - 123 km

Truck Travel Time: 4 hours

Car Travel time: 2 hours 30 mins

Nearest Port

Port Autonome d’Abidjan - 922 km

Truck Travel Time: 24 hours

Car Travel time: 18 hours

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Bobo-Dioulasso Airport - 123 km via N9

Truck Travel Time: 4 hours

Car Travel time: 2 hours 30 mins

Other Information


The road was not assessed due to the increase of the insecurity in this area since the past months (presence of terrorist groups with risk of ambush and kidnapping).

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday

Cargo: from 6.30 am to 6 pm

Passengers: 24/7

Since March 2020, Burkina Faso land border is closed for individuals due to the Covid 19 pandemic however a re-opening is expected on December 1st, 2021 as per announced by the Government on November 17,2021.

National Holidays

1st January otherwise open 24/7

Seasonal Constraints


Customs Clearance

Current customs policies apply to Faramana’s border. From Faramana to Bobo Dioulasso, there are several points of control managed by the Brigade Mobile with the aim of ensuring all released trucks will reach Ouagadougou without changing their original itinerary.
In addition, Customs fits each released truck with an electronic transit tracking system provided by COTRACK (service managed by Cotecna) and a police escort is assigned with a truck carrying sensitive goods such as weapons, medicine or chemical products.

For more information on customs in Burkina Faso, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

Other Relevant Information

To complete the clearance process, the forwarding agent must provide some documents issued by the CBC, CCI and/or DGPV when required and depending on the type of goods:

(Conseil Burkinabé des Chargeurs)

Bon de Chargement issued by CBC representative at port of entry to authorize loading of goods by transporters and free of charge. However, a penalty of 200 000 CFA is applied if the truck does not show this document when arriving at border level. This document is implemented in all the corridors since December 2020 and applies only for exported goods and imported goods with destination in Burkina Faso.

BSTRBordereau de Suivi du Trafic Routier – issued at port of entry or at border level, this document applies for both imported /exported goods in transit by road and charged 2500 CFA per truck. In Accra, CBC is not represented therefore this document is free of charge at Dakola’s border.
For more information, please see here.

BSTTBordereau de Suivi du Trafic en Transit – only issued at border level for goods in transit and charged 2500 CFA per truck.

BSVNBordereau de Suivi de Véhicule Neuf - issued for new or used vehicle in transit or with destination in Burkina Faso and charged 2500 CFA per vehicle.

(Chambre du Commerce et de l’Industrie)

Fond de Garantie paid at border level and represents 0.25% of the total CAF value of goods.

Demande de Travail Rénuméré issued by the CCI and filled by the Customs

DDUDocument Douanier Unique – composed of two types of documents:

  • Segment General to declare a single type of good and charged 2530 CFA
  • Segment Article to be filled in addition of the Segment General document for any extra good to be declared and charged 1030 CFA.

Passage Magasin Sous Douane for goods cleared for home used and charged 1050 CFA per ton.

Déclaration Sommaire ou Etat de Chargement (Cargo Status).


(Direction Générale des Protections Végétales)

Based on samples, DGPV agents are in charge to perform visual /olfactory controls and testing of food/vegetable products. Once completed, an inspection report is delivered then the amount to be paid is calculated according to the volume and type of goods.

Reference documents with scale of price are:

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

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