Current travel advisories for Burundi

Last Update: Saturday, 14. December 2019 at 07:28

It is not safe to travel Burundi.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.7 / 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 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.6 / 5

Burundi shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.6 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.6), Tanzania with (2.5) and Rwanda with (1.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our travel advice for Burundi. We haven't changed our level of advice: Do not travel to Burundi due to the high levels of violence and the significant threat of terrorist attack.

Danger level: 4

Do not travel.

US American government

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 and political violence. Violent crimes, such as grenade attacks and armed robbery, occur regularly. Though westerners are unlikely to be specifically 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. Emergency medical and fire services are limited or non-existent in some areas of the country. 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 searched the homes of private citizens as part of larger weapons searches. In the provinces of Cibitoke and Bubanza, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 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 in Burundi. Medical services in Burundi fall well below U.S. standards, and there are no adequate trauma services in the country. 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 travel outside of Bujumbura during hours of darkness (typically 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) and prior approval for travel to the Bujumbura neighborhoods of Buyenzi, Bwiza, Cibitoke, Gasenyi, Kamenge, Kinama, Musaga, Mutakura, and Ngagara. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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Canadian government

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.

New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Burundi due to the unpredictable security situation, potential for violent civil unrest, threat of terrorism and violent crime. New Zealanders currently in Burundi are advised to depart by commercial means as soon as it is safe to do so. International airports and land borders could be subject to closure with little warning.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/burundi/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor - Undvik alla resor till Burundi. Finländare som befinner sig i Burundi uppmanas att lämna landet. 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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.