Current travel advisories for Burundi

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

It is not safe to travel Burundi.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.8 / 5

Burundi is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with around 9 million citizens and a land mass of 27,830 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.8 / 5

Burundi shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Democratic Republic of the Congo (4.0), Tanzania with (4.0) and Rwanda with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 16,356 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 12 reported deaths associated with the disease in Burundi.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/burundi

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/burundi-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Burundi due to crime, health, and political violence.  Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Burundi due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Burundi. Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as grenade attacks and armed robbery, occur frequently. Though Westerners are unlikely to be targeted, the risk of being in the wrong place at the wrong time is high. Local police lack the resources and training to respond effectively to crimes. Medical services in Burundi fall well below U.S. standards, and there are no adequate trauma services in the country. Emergency medical and fire services are limited or non-existent in some areas of the country. The CDC has also issued a Level 1 Travel Notice on Malaria in Burundi. There are ongoing political tensions in Burundi, causing sporadic violence throughout the country. Police and military checkpoints are common and can restrict freedom of movement. Police have conducted weapon searches in the homes of private citizens. In the provinces of Cibitoke and Bubanza, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, as well as Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura Rural province, there have been armed attacks primarily conducted by groups operating from the eastern DRC. The border may close without notice. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens throughout Burundi. U.S. Embassy personnel are subject to restrictions when traveling in certain areas of Burundi and may be subject to other constraints as security conditions warrant. These restrictions include limitations on all travel during hours of darkness (typically 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) and require prior approval for travel outside of the Bujumbura Mairie Central area. The former Central Market located on Chaussee Prince Louis Rwagasore is off-limits to U.S. Embassy personnel at all times, due to high rates of crime.    Due to travel restrictions on U.S. Embassy personnel, the U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the following areas: the provinces of Bubanza and Cibitoke, Kibira National Park (including the park’s southernmost part in Muramvya province), and Ruvubu and Buriri Forest. Embassy personnel are also prohibited from transiting through Kibira National Park to reach Kayanza via the RN-10. Read the country information page. 

Danger level: 4

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Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burundi

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Land and sea borders in Burundi are closed except for the movement of goods. There are limited commercial flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport. You must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding your flight when entering the country. On arrival you must complete a mandatory 7 days quarantine at your own cost and undergo a minimum of two COVID-19 tests during quarantine, the first on arrival and another on day 6 of quarantine. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to treatment facilities at their own cost. Follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Burundi due to: the high levels of violence and the significant threat of terrorist attack. the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/burundi

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BI

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor - Det har skett sammandrabbningar mellan oppositionens anhängare och landets säkerhetstrupper. Attacker med koppling till internationell terrorism kan förekomma. Burundi har deltagit i fredsbevarande operationer i Somalia, och den militanta islamistiska organisationen Al-Shabaab har hotat attackera Burundi.

Danger level: 5

Avoid Travelling..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 9 million
Covering landmass
27,830 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Franc (BIF)
ISO 2-Letter Code
BI
Phone prefix
+257
Top Level Domain
.bi
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Burundi (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Burundi.

Is Burundi safe to travel in 2020?

We got distinct notes that traveling Burundi isn't safe right now. The risk index is at 4.8 out of 5 possible points. We advise against travel.

How many countries have issued advisories for Burundi?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for Burundi.

What countries does Burundi share land borders with?

Burundi shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Democratic Republic of the Congo (4.0), Tanzania with (4.0) and Rwanda with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!