Information about Burundi
Population: 7.548.000 (2005 est.)
Capital: Buyumbura (400.000 inhab. est. 2006)
Official Languages: French
Main cities: Buyumbura - Gitega - Bururi
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Burundi in your country of residence Burundi, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Burundi, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Burundi - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: Burundi Franc (BIF)
Time Zone: (GMT+2)
Covid-19: Regulations for travel to Burundi
Avoid traveling to Burundi.
Since the current situation in Burundi is unknown, even fully vaccinated travelers can be at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 variants.
If you have to travel to Burundi, make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling.
Travelers should follow the recommendations or requirements in Burundi, including wearing a mask and staying 1.80 meters away from others.
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1. Passengers must have a negative, printed COVID-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before the departure of the last direct flight to Burundi. The test result must be in English or French.
- This does not apply to passengers under 6 years of age.
2. Passengers must undergo a PCR test upon arrival, which will be at their own expense.
Detailed tourist information
Commercial flights to Bujumbura International Airport have resumed with reduced capacity.
The land borders with Tanzania and the DRC border crossing at Gatumba-Uvira are open. All other land and sea borders are closed, except for merchandise and cargo.
All travelers bound for Burundi must have a negative COVID-19 test issued within the last 72 hours. Travelers to and from Burundi must also book arrival and departure COVID-19 tests through the Ministry of Health (https://cousp-minisante.gov.bi/Home/detail/domicile) prior to arrival / departure . Arriving passengers will be tested at Bujumbura Airport, where they will need to show the QR code of their reservation for the COVID-19 arrival test.
Those arriving at Bujumbura International Airport will have to pay $ 100 in cash for the PCR test. At land and sea border crossings, foreigners must pay $ 15 for the test, while Burundians must pay 15,000 Burundian francs. All payments must be made in cash.
Children under 18 must present an identity document and will be exempt from paying the test. Passengers will receive an email with their test results.