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  • Burkina Faso – Desert Pearl in West Africa
    As a landlocked state in the west of Africa and upper-stream of Volta River, Burkina Faso has the majority of its territory being inland plateau with flat terrain, which slowly inclines from north to south with average elevation less than 300 m. The north is close to the Sahara. The terrain in the southwest Orodara is relatively higher. The altitude of Nakuru peak is 749 m, ranking to be the highest point nationwide. Tie’be’le’, a colorful African village as well as vast stretches of splendid deserts often make tourists stop there . Why not take your UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62) to visit Burkina Faso and experience the charm of desert.
  • POS acceptance
    Merchants with the signage of  all accept UnionPay cards. Since that some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.
  • Cash withdrawal
    In Burkina Faso, UnionPay cards are accepted forwithdrawing XOF at all ATMs of Société Générale network.

    Pleaserefer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPaycards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cashwithdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consultyour issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawalsinto several times which comply with the limit(s).
  • Charges
    ATM commission fee consists of two parts:
    (1)Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult the issuer for details.
    (2)Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in Burkina Faso: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in Burkina Faso and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.

    Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
  • Tips
    Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
    Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
    Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
    Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
    If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.