Current travel advisories for Burundi

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Last Update: Tuesday, 23. July 2024 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Burundi.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4 / 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: 3.2 / 5

Burundi shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.7), Rwanda with (3.0) and Tanzania with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

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:
Do not travel to the provinces of Cibitoke and Bubanza and border areas with the Democratic Republic of Congo and with Rwanda, due to the risk of armed attacks (level 4 of 4).

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to Burundi. Higher levels apply in some areas. The land border with Rwanda is currently closed. We advise do not travel to Kibira National Park and areas of Bujumbura Rural province west of the Rusizi river. All passengers entering or leaving Burundi via Bujumbura Airport must now register online before travelling. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Burundi overall due to the threat of terrorism and the risk of civil unrest. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

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:
Reissued with obsolete COVID-19 page links removed. Reconsider travel to Burundi due to crime, health, and political violence. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Do Not Travel to: The former Central Market located on Chaussee Prince Louis Rwagasore in Bujumbura due to the risk of violent crime.   Cibitoke and Bubanza provinces and Kibira National Park due to potential armed violence. Country Summary:  Violent crimes, such as assault, carjacking, home invasion, grenade attacks, and armed robbery, have been reported in Burundi. Criminals at times target foreigners and residents suspected of having large sums of cash. 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.  Even relatively minor health problems may necessitate a medical evacuation at the traveler’s expense. Medical evacuation insurance valid for travel to Burundi is strongly recommended. Although political unrest and instability in Burundi have diminished in recent years, the risk of potential violence remains. Police and military checkpoints are common and can restrict freedom of movement. Police have conducted weapon searches in the homes of private citizens. The borders 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 outside Bujumbura Mairie during hours of darkness (typically 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).  The U.S. government may not be able to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the following areas:  the provinces of Bubanza and Cibitoke and Kibira National Park (including the park’s southernmost part in Muramvya province) Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Burundi.

Danger level: 4

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Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor - Undvik alla resor till Kibira nationalpark. Parken sträcker sig över provinserna Bubanza och Citibok samt Kayanza och Muramvya. Det har skett sammandrabbningar mellan oppositionens anhängare och landets säkerhetsstyrkor. Internationella terrorattacker är möjliga. Burundi har deltagit i fredsbevarande operationer i Somalia, och den militanta islamistiska organisationen Al-Shabaab har hotat attackera Burundi.

Danger level: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

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?

There are some travel advisories for Burundi. With a risk index of 4 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

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 3.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.7), Rwanda with (3.0) and Tanzania with (3.0 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!