Burkina Faso once called the Republic of Upper Volta, is one a landlocked country located in North-Western Africa and is surrounded by the influential countries of Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo and Ghana. The country's name was changed to Burkina Faso in 1984 to include words from the two main native languages with the translation of "Land of Honest People".
Today the country is significantly dependent on both gold and raw cotton. Combined they contribute to 78% of Burkina's export revenues, whilst almost 6% came from the production of sesame seeds.
Parcel Monkey are able to help customers save time and money when shipping to Africa, with Burkina Faso being no different.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to Burkina Faso. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
At Parcel Monkey we work hard to bring you courier services to help you save money on shipping, whilst also ensuring we offer Express and Economy options.
If you have a parcel that is urgent that needs to get to Burkina Faso as quickly as possible then we offer DHL Air Express who deliver in just 2-4 days. if you are shipping to the capital, Ouagadougou, as opposed to a remote area, you can expect any personal goods or business consignments to get there quickly.
If you need speed, but without breaking the bank Parcel Monkey can you provide you with our hybrid shipping service, still a premium express service just without the DHL price tag and only a day slower.
In terms of sending parcels to Burkina Faso, Freedom House notes that the local customs authorities are prone to corruption.
What we can gather is that you may have issues when importing electronic items including cameras and video cameras. Computers also appear to be subject to heavy duties. Whilst new items, which were considered to be newer than six months old, are also subject to tariffs.
You may also have to provide inventory lists of your parcel in French. It could also be wise to include copies of receipts for any items you're shipping.
If you are can guarantee that your items not only comply with our own restrictions but also does so with the legislation at the time you're shipping your parcel then the above prices will be relevant.
Always provide a local contact number for the recipient so the courier can make contact if required.
Excellent - from sleepy Dorset to the Sahara Desert in 5 days!
Fantastic prompt delivery! Parcel collected on a Monday and arrived in a remote African country on Friday. Couldnt ask for better service. Thank you
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Parcel was sent via Parcelforce who made four attempts to deliver, very impressive. Will definitely use parcel monkey again.
I was very satisfied with all aspects of the service. It was carried out to a very satisfactory standard.
I used the 3 day ParcelForce service. I sent it on Monday and it arrived on Saturday.