Burkina Faso
2.3.4 Burkina Faso Border Crossing of Ouessa


Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Burkina Faso: Ouessa

Ghana: Hamelé

Province or District

Ioba province / Région du Sud-Ouest

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Diébougou (60 km via N20-N12)





Managing Authority / Agency

Direction Générale des Douanes (DGC)

Direction Régionale des Douanes du Sud-Ouest

Contact Person


Chef de Poste Frontière de Ouessa

70 74 97 80


Chef Adjoint

78 87 36 22


Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Bobo-Dioulasso Airport: 197 km

Truck Travel Time: 5 hours 30 mins

Car Travel time: 4 hours

Nearest Port

Port of Téma: (866 km)

Truck Travel Time: 72 hours

Car Travel time: 17 hours

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

Bobo-Dioulasso: 197 KM

Truck Travel Time: 5 hours 30 mins

Car Travel time: 4 hours

Other Information


Going to Ouessa from Ouagadougou is divided into three legs as below:

  • National road N1 (Ouagadougou – Pâ) Djikologo) is asphalted and in good conditions.
  • National road N12 (Pâ – Djikologo) is asphalted with some portions with few potholes.
  • The national road N20 (Djikologo – Ouessa) is asphalted with some portions with few potholes.

Hours of Operation

Mondays to Sunday

Cargo: from 7 am to 6 pm

Passengers: 24/7

National Holidays

Open 24/7

Seasonal Constraints


Daily Capacity

According to the Customs office in Ouessa, the average traffic entering the country is 30-35 trucks per day and around 25 freight forwarder companies are represented in Ouessa. 75% of the traffic is trucks in transit to Mali and 15% is for a destination in Burkina Faso.
The parking needs some renovations and an extension to accommodate all the trucks. Currently, the capacity is limited to 30 trucks therefore, in case of peak of activity, trucks have to park outside.

Customs Clearance

Current customs policies apply to Ouessa’ s border. From Ouessa to Bobo Dioulasso, there are several points of control managed by the Brigade Mobile with the aim of ensuring all released trucks will reach Bobo Dioulasso 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. Mahamadou SOURIBIÉ

Chef du Bureau CBC de Ouessa


(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

DDU  Document 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).

Contact Person

Mr. Moussa MILOGO

Chef de Bureau CCI de Ouessa

76 54 38 56


(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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