Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Opioid Substitution Treatments: not available

National and/or regional hospitals could continue with the treatment of foreign methadone patients. Since methadone is not available on the local pharmaceutical market the quantity of the substance needed for the period of stay would have to be imported by the Ministry of Health – one has to expect processing times of several months.

Importation of Methadone/Buprenorphine/Morphine: possible

In Burkina Faso only the Ministry of Health is authorized to import narcotics. However, there is one exception to this regulation: It is allowed to bring methadone, buprenorphine or morphine for a short-term stay for personal use as medication.  Travellers must carry with them a letter in French from their prescribing doctor/clinic and a copy of the original prescription. 

Contact Address: any diplomatic mission of Burkina Faso

Any comments and additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
Bremer Platz 18-20
48155 Münster
Phone: +49 251-60123 or +49 2571-582765
Fax: +49 251-666580

(This page last revised and updated January 11, 2019)