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Burundi international travel guide

Landscape view of Burundi

Burundi ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Burundi is part of Africa with main city at Bujumbura. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 21.34 ยฐC in Burundi with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 51.12 mm. Internet speed in Burundi is on average 3.6 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 10M people. The main currency is Burundi Franc. The languages spoken are French and Kirundi. Automatic teller machines are rare in Burundi. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Least Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~21.34 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~51.12 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 10M people

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Do not travel
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 or leaving the country. On arrival you must complete a mandatory 7 days quarantine at your own cost. A maximum of two COVID-19 tests must be completed 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. Travel to and from the airport will be provided by the National Police of Burundi. Follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travelย 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.

issued date: January 13, 2021


๐ŸŒค๏ธ Temperature

๐ŸŒง Rainfall


๐Ÿ”Œ Sockets

Burundi uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French and Kirundi

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Burundi uses the Burundian franc (symbol: Fr), code BIF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 100 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 50, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Burundi. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Burundi is on average 3.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Burundi is low. It is not as easy to find one.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 57,709.05 BIF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Econet or Tempo. Burundi uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Burundi upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Burundi, dial +, then 257 (the country code for Burundi), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Burundi, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 22 .

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Useful Information
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Last updated: September 11, 2021