Burkina Faso
2.3.2 Burkina Faso Border Crossing of Koloko


The border between Burkina Faso and Mali is approximately 1000 kilometers long with main crossing points at Faramana and Koloko. Koloko border crossing belongs to the southern route of Ouagadougou – Bamako corridor and is located 2h45 hours drive by car from Bobo Dioulasso 

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Burkina Faso: Koloko

Mali: Hèrèmakono

Province or District

Comoé province / Région des Cascades

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Orodara (4 km via N8)





Managing Authority / Agency

Direction Générale des Douanes (DGC)
Direction Régionale des Douanes de l’Ouest

Contact Person

Mr MONÉ, Chef de Poste de Koloko
76 75 66 66


Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Bobo-Dioulasso Airport (132 km)

Truck Travel Time: 3H30

Car Travel time: 2H45

Nearest Port

Port Autonome d’Abidjan (823km)

Truck Travel Time: 15H20

Car Travel time: 13H20

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

Bobo-Dioulasso Airport (132km)

Truck Travel Time: 3H30

Car Travel time: 2H45

Other Information


National road N8 is asphalted however there are several portions with many potholes which require reducing speed.
Mains cities from Bobo Dioulasso to Koloko are:

  • Koumi
  • Moami
  • Orodara
  • Diéri
  • Mahon

Gas stations are available in Orodara (Petrob Rage SA, Total, Shell, Ola Energy).

Hours of Operation

Mondays to Sunday

Cargo: from 6am to 6pm

Passengers: 24/7

National Holidays

Open 24/7

Seasonal Constraints


Parking area for trucks waiting for completion of customs clearance procedures.

Parking exit gate with Mali border 3km ahead from this point.

Daily Capacity

Depending on the month, the daily capacity is variable with a season peak starting from the end of November with a continuous increase during the whole month of December.
According to the Customs office in Koloko:

  • Average traffic leaving the country is 30-55 trucks per day.
  • Average traffic entering the country is 20-55 trucks per day.

Customs Clearance

Current customs policies apply to Koloko’ s border. From Koloko 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.

Contact Person

Mr. Abdoul Karim TRAORÉ

Chef du Bureau CBC de Koloko

70 44 83 47

(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 good.

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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