Burkina Faso
2.3.6 Burkina Faso Border Crossing of Cinkanse


The border between Burkina Faso and Togo is approximately 126 kilometers long with main crossing points at Cinkansé. Cinkansé is located on the Ouagadougou – Lomé corridor and is a waypoint for most of imports in country.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Burkina Faso: Poste de Contrôle Juxtaposé (PCJ) de Cinkansé

Province or District

Koulpélogo province / Région du Centre-Est

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Tenkodogo (105 km via N16)





Managing Authority / Agency

SCANNING SYSTEM - specialized in the implementation of innovative infrastructure projects in the transport sector through BOT operations (Build, Operate and Transfer) - is in charge to manage and providing services of the PCJ of Cinkansé. More information on Scanning System company here.

Contact Person

Sidiki BALLO – Deputy Manager
24 71 37 70
66 13 91 93

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Ouagadougou Airport (278 km)

Truck Travel Time: 6 hours 30 mins

Car Travel time: 5 hours

Nearest Port

Port de Lomé (663 km)

Truck Travel Time: 72 hours

Car Travel time: 11 hours

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

Ouagadougou (278 km)

Truck Travel Time: 6 hours

Car Travel time: 5 hours

Other Information


Both National road N4 (Ouagadougou-Koupèla) and N16 (Koupèla-Cinkansé) are asphalted and in good conditions.

Mains cities from Ouagadougou to Cinkansé are:

  • Zorgho
  • Koupéla
  • Tenkodogo
  • Bitou (Ghana border crossing by Koulongoungou, Bakou)

Hours of Operation

Mondays to Sundays

Cargo: from 6.30 am to 6 pm

Passengers: 24/7

National Holidays

Open 24/7

Seasonal Constraints


Daily Capacity

According to the Customs office in Cinkansé, the average traffic entering the country is around 100 trucks per day and around 300 freight forwarder companies are represented in PCJ of Cinkansé.

Customs Clearance

Current customs policies apply to PCJ Cinkansé’s border. From Cinkansé to Ouagadougou, there are five points of control managed by 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.

Contact Person

Mr Zoubga, Chef de Poste de Cinkansé
70 36 64 65

Mr Ouoba, Chef de Bureau Commercial

70 24 79 71

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 submit additional 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. Soungalo COULIBALY, Chef de Bureau CBC de Cinkansé
70 39 45 38

Mr. Kawiyu AMOUSARA, Comptable
71 28 98 64

(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).

Contact Person

Mr. Clément TENKODOGO, Chef de Bureau CCI de Cinkansé

71 58 96 10

70 59 07 00


(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.

All Photos: WFP/NB

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