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There are several customs in Burkina Faso that visitors need to be aware of: photography is strictly controlled, and tourists should always ask permission before photographing any person, and never attempt to take a picture of a military or government building. Women should not wear short skirts or revealing clothing, and should refrain from smoking in public. Shaking hands is an appropriate way to greet a person regardless of sex, and one should always return a greeting. Homosexuality is not generally accepted in Burkina Faso. Eating, touching another person, and giving someone money with the left hand is considered offensive.
Visitors to Burkina Faso may import up to 200 cigarettes/50 cigars/100 cigarillos/250g of tobacco, one litre of spirit and one litre of wine, 500ml each of eau de toilette and perfume, and two still cameras/one movie camera. Sporting guns may be brought in by license only.
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