Burkina Faso
2.3.5 Burkina Faso Border Crossing of Dakola


The border between Burkina Faso and Ghana is approximately 549 kilometers long with main crossing points at Dakola and Ouessa. Dakola is located on the Ouagadougou – Tema corridor and is located 3 hours drive by car from Ouagadougou.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Burkina Faso: Dakola

Ghana: Paga

Province or District

Nahouri province / Région du Centre-Sud

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Pô (26 km via N5)





Managing Authority / Agency

Direction Générale des Douanes (DGC)
Direction Régionale des Douanes du Centre Sud

Contact Person

Mr. Marc BAMA, Chef de Poste Frontière de Dakola

70 75 70 62

Mr. Théodore KAFANDO, Chef de Brigade Commerciale

70 74 92 72


Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Ouagadougou Airport (159 km)

Truck Travel Time: 4H30

Car Travel time: 3H

Nearest Port

Port of Téma (766 km)

Truck Travel Time: 48H

Car Travel time: 15H

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

Ouagadougou (159 km)

Truck Travel Time: 4H30

Car Travel time: 3H00

Other Information


National road N5 is asphalted and in good condition.

Mains cities from Ouagadougou to Dakola are:

  • Kombissiri
  • Nobere

Gas Stations are available in Pô (Oleom and Total).

Hours of Operation

Mondays to Sunday

Cargo: from 7am to 6.30pm

Passengers: 24/7

National Holidays

Open 24/7

Seasonal Constraints


Daily Capacity

According to the Customs office in Dakola, the average traffic entering the country is 50-60 trucks per day and around 10 freight forwarder companies are represented in Dakola. The parking can accommodate approximately 120 trucks during a peak of activity.

Customs Clearance

In addition, current customs policies apply to Dakola’ s border. From Dakola to Ouagadougou, there are five 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. KAM BE, Chef de Bureau CBC de Dakola

25 40 31 50 / 70 23 09 98

(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.
Each voucher is charged 150 CFA

DDUDocument Douanier Unique – composed of two types of documents:

  • Segment General to declare a single type of good and charged 2530 CF
  • 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. SEDEGO Alphonse, Chef du Bureau CCI de Dakola

76 14 85 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:

Contact Person

Mr. ZI Issac

Chef du Bureau du contrôle phytosanitaire
70 22 21 93

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


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