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Burkina Faso

Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements

Prohibitions

The following items are prohibited from importation, meaning they won't be allowed to enter the destination country, territory or region.

To check which items are considered dangerous and prohibited for sending from Australia, download our dangerous goods guide (1.2MB).

  • Animals
  • Airline tickets, blank stock
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Bullion and currency
  • Coin-making apparatus
  • Coins and medallions resembling the legal coinage
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Daggers and knives
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Trademarks, French, false or imitation, and those bearing the Red Cross or designs resembling it Weights and measures, non-metric

Ordinary letters

Burkina Faso does not accept ordinary letters containing articles subject to customs duty.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.

Import restrictions

If an item is subject to import restrictions, it means that provisions must be met before it will be released from customs in the destination country, territory or region.

We recommend you confirm import restrictions with local authorities before posting:

  • Alcoholic beverages and spirits
  • Books and publications in Arabic
  • Communications equipment
  • Computer components and parts
  • Distilling apparatus
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Medical samples
  • Military equipment
  • Mineral waters
  • Personal effects
  • Phones and Modems
  • Preserved plums, sardines and vegetables
  • Saccharine
  • Spirits
  • Telecommunications equipment Tapes, audio and video cassettes

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum-based products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes

Okay to send? Send responsibly.

As the sender, it's your responsibility to make sure your items don't break any laws or rules – both within Australia and in the destination country.

Restrictions and conditions can change at short notice so the information on this page should be used as a guide only. For the latest information, you should check the UPU prohibitions & restrictions (PDF 7.2MB) or contact the destination country's customs, postal trade or government authority.

It's also your responsibility to check if the destination country imposes any duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees on the item you're sending. If you're unsure, please contact the consulate office of the destination country.

Special documentation

In addition to our customs forms, authorities in the destination country, territory or region require further documentation for some items.

Commercial goods should include an invoice and a Certificate of Origin. The addressee must obtain an import permit, where required.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the Australia Post Customer Contact Centre on 13 76 78.

Delivery locations & exclusions

Before sending to this destination, it’s worth noting a few more details about our international delivery services.

  • International Express (carried via the EMS network) - Parcels deliver only to Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou
    International Express - Parcels does not deliver to a Post Office Box or Poste Restante.
  • International Express - Letters service available on a non-guaranteed basis
  • International Registered Post
    Burkina Faso pays compensation only in case of total loss, total theft or destruction of the article.

For more information from the overseas carrier, check the Sonapost website.

Make sure it's safe to send

Some items are considered dangerous and unsuitable for sending from Australia, even if they’re not prohibited by the destination country.

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