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Burundi travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
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Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Burundi. The medical certificate must be in English or French.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

Passengers are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense.

Forced isolation
Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense in a hotel booked on www.booking.tourisme.gov.bi .

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Flight Restrictions

Published on 09.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The medical certificate must be in English or French.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

Passengers are subject to a PCR test on arrival at their own expense.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR.

Passengers do not have to quarantine on arrival but should self-isolate for 24 hours while awaiting the results of the PCR test. Any visitor who tests positive will be asked to self-quarantine until they have recovered, in a hotel of their own choice, at their own cost.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited
through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Burundi Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Burundi: Commercial flights to Burundi are now operating at a reduced capacity. Please check with carriers for more information.
    Land borders with Tanzania and the DRC border crossing at Gatumba-Uvira are open. All other land and maritime borders are closed with the exception of goods and cargo.
    All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. Travellers to and from Burundi must also book arrival and departure COVID-19 tests through the
    Ministry of Health before their arrival/departure. Arriving passengers will be tested at Bujumbura airport where they will be required to show the QR code from their COVID-19 arrival test booking.
    Arrivals at Bujumbura International Airport need to pay US $100 in cash for their PCR test. At land and maritime border crossings, foreigners are required to pay US $15 for a test, whilst Burundians are required to pay 15,000 Burundian Francs. All payments must be in cash.
    Those under 18 will be asked to present identification and will be exempted from paying for the test. Passengers will receive an email with the results of their tests.You should arrange to take a private test.
    Pre-departure tests cost 60,000 Burundian Francs and must be paid for in cash at the Central Bank (BRB).Visitors to Burundi must get a visa before travel, via any Burundian diplomatic mission.
    *Quarantine requirements: Passengers do not have to quarantine on arrival but should self-isolate for 24 hours while awaiting the results of the PCR test. Any visitor who tests positive will be asked to self-quarantine until they have recovered, in a hotel of their own choice, at their own cost.
    There is no assistance available for people who may need to leave their hotel. Ambulances from various hospitals can be called if there is a need to be transferred at hospital.

    Internal Resrictions:
    *Moving around Burundi: All persons requesting in-person services from the Bujumbura Mairie, or any of the Mairie鈥檚 satellite buildings in the zones or communes, must wear a face mask. All drivers and passengers of public transport vehicles, including taxis, motos and bicycle taxis, must wear a face mask. Night clubs and karaoke bars in Burundi are closed until further notice. Burundi鈥檚 national testing and prevention campaign was relaunched on January 11, 2021, and residents of Bujumbura are encouraged to voluntarily submit to a free test at one of the screening sites throughout the city. Persons who violate quarantine or other prevention measures may be subject to fines or other penalties.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    21.09.2021
  • Burundi Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Burundi: Commercial flights to Burundi are now operating at a reduced capacity. Please check with carriers for more information.
    Land borders with Tanzania and the DRC border crossing at Gatumba-Uvira are open. All other land and maritime borders are closed with the exception of goods and cargo.
    All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. Arriving passengers will be tested on arrival at Bujumbura airport. All travellers to and from Burundi are requested to book their COVID tests through the Ministry of Health. Tests costs US $100, which will need to be paid in cash on arrival at Bujumbura international airport. Those under 18 will be asked to present identification and will be exempted from paying for the test. Passengers will receive an email with the results of their tests. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Pre-departure tests cost 60,000 Burundian Francs and must be paid for in cash at the Central Bank (BRB).Visitors to Burundi must get a visa before travel, via any Burundian diplomatic mission.
    *Quarantine requirements: Passengers do not have to quarantine on arrival but should self-isolate for 24 hours while awaiting the results of the PCR test. Any visitor who tests positive will be asked to self-quarantine until they have recovered, in a hotel of their own choice, at their own cost.
    There is no assistance available for people who may need to leave their hotel. Ambulances from various hospitals can be called if there is a need to be transferred at hospital.

    Internal Resrictions:
    *Moving around Burundi: All persons requesting in-person services from the Bujumbura Mairie, or any of the Mairie鈥檚 satellite buildings in the zones or communes, must wear a face mask. All drivers and passengers of public transport vehicles, including taxis, motos and bicycle taxis, must wear a face mask. Night clubs and karaoke bars in Burundi are closed until further notice. Burundi鈥檚 national testing and prevention campaign was relaunched on January 11, 2021, and residents of Bujumbura are encouraged to voluntarily submit to a free test at one of the screening sites throughout the city. Persons who violate quarantine or other prevention measures may be subject to fines or other penalties.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    19.08.2021
  • Burundi Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Burundi: Commercial flights to Burundi are now operating at a reduced capacity. Please check with carriers for more information.
    Land borders with Tanzania and the DRC border crossing at Gatumba-Uvira are open. All other land and maritime borders are closed with the exception of goods and cargo.
    All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Visitors to Burundi must get a visa before travel, via any Burundian diplomatic mission.
    *Quarantine requirements: Arriving passengers will be tested on arrival at Bujumbura airport. Passengers do not have to quarantine on arrival but should self-isolate for 24 hours while awaiting the results of the PCR test. Any visitor who tests positive will be asked to self-quarantine until they have recovered, in a hotel of their own choice.
    Tests costs US $100, which will need to be paid in cash on arrival at Bujumbura international airport.

    Internal Resrictions:
    *Moving around Burundi: All persons requesting in-person services from the Bujumbura Mairie, or any of the Mairie鈥檚 satellite buildings in the zones or communes, must wear a face mask. All drivers and passengers of public transport vehicles, including taxis, motos and bicycle taxis, must wear a face mask. Night clubs and karaoke bars in Burundi are closed until further notice. Burundi鈥檚 national testing and prevention campaign was relaunched on January 11, 2021, and residents of Bujumbura are encouraged to voluntarily submit to a free test at one of the screening sites throughout the city. Persons who violate quarantine or other prevention measures may be subject to fines or other penalties.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    21.06.2021
  • Burundi International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Burundi: Commercial flights to Burundi are now operating at a reduced capacity. Please check with carriers for more information. All land and maritime borders are closed, with the exception of goods and cargo. All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Visitors to Burundi must get a visa before travel, via any Burundian diplomatic mission.
    *Quarantine requirements: All passengers arriving by air will have to undergo a quarantine period of seven days in a designated quarantine hotel. You will be tested at least twice: first on arrival at Bujumbura airport and then again on the sixth day of quarantine. If you test positive you will be transferred to a treatment centre, at your own cost. The first test costs US $100, which will need to be paid in cash on arrival at Bujumbura international airport. The second test is also likely to cost US $100.

    Internal Resrictions:
    *Moving around Burundi: All persons requesting in-person services from the Bujumbura Mairie, or any of the Mairie鈥檚 satellite buildings in the zones or communes, must wear a face mask. All drivers and passengers of public transport vehicles, including taxis, motos and bicycle taxis, must wear a face mask. Night clubs and karaoke bars in Burundi are closed until further notice. Burundi鈥檚 national testing and prevention campaign was relaunched on January 11, 2021, and residents of Bujumbura are encouraged to voluntarily submit to a free test at one of the screening sites throughout the city. Persons who violate quarantine or other prevention measures may be subject to fines or other penalties.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    09.04.2021
  • Burundi Latest News: Bujumbura International Airport will reopen on 8 November (Xinhua, 04.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    The Government of Burundi announced the following updated COVID-19 prevention measures, effective immediately:
    All land and water borders are closed except for the movement of goods.
    路 All travelers arriving at Melchior Ndadaye International Airport will be subject to a mandatory quarantine of seven calendar days at a designated quarantine hotel.
    路 All travelers arriving in Burundi need to provide a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival and will also be required to undergo a minimum of two COVID-19 tests; the first upon disembarkation at a cost of $100 cash and the second (at no cost) on the sixth day of quarantine.
    路 Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to a care center for processing at their own expense.
    路 Transport of travelers from the airport to quarantine hotels will be provided by Burundi National Police officers who will also ensure strict enforcement of quarantine rules in the hotels.

    Internal Resrictions
    *Moving around Burundi: All persons requesting in-person services from the Bujumbura Mairie, or any of the Mairie鈥檚 satellite buildings in the zones or communes, must wear a face mask. All drivers and passengers of public transport vehicles, including taxis, motos and bicycle taxis, must wear a face mask. Night clubs and karaoke bars in Burundi are closed until further notice. Burundi鈥檚 national testing and prevention campaign was relaunched on January 11, 2021, and residents of Bujumbura are encouraged to voluntarily submit to a free test at one of the screening sites throughout the city. Persons who violate quarantine or other prevention measures may be subject to fines or other penalties.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    14.01.2021
  • Burundi Latest News: Bujumbura International Airport will reopen on 8 November (Xinhua, 04.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    The Government of Burundi announced the following updated COVID-19 prevention measures, effective immediately:
    All land and water borders are closed except for the movement of goods.
    路 All travelers arriving at Melchior Ndadaye International Airport will be subject to a mandatory quarantine of seven calendar days at a designated quarantine hotel.
    路 All travelers arriving in Burundi need to provide a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival and will also be required to undergo a minimum of two COVID-19 tests; the first upon disembarkation at a cost of $100 cash and the second (at no cost) on the sixth day of quarantine.
    路 Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to a care center for processing at their own expense.
    路 Transport of travelers from the airport to quarantine hotels will be provided by Burundi National Police officers who will also ensure strict enforcement of quarantine rules in the hotels.

    Internal Resrictions
    All persons requesting in-person services from the Bujumbura Mairie, or any of the Mairie鈥檚 satellite buildings in the zones or communes, must wear a face mask.
    路 All drivers and passengers of public transport vehicles, including taxis, motos and bicycle taxis, must wear a face mask.
    路 Night clubs and karaoke bars in Burundi are closed until further notice.
    路 Burundi鈥檚 national testing and prevention campaign was relaunched on January 11, 2021, and residents of Bujumbura are encouraged to voluntarily submit to a free test at one of the screening sites throughout the city.
    路 Persons who violate quarantine or other prevention measures may be subject to fines or other penalties.

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    13.01.2021
  • Burundi Latest News: Bujumbura International Airport will reopen on 8 November (Xinhua, 04.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Burundi: Commercial flights to Burundi are now operating at a reduced capacity. Please check with carriers for more information. Land borders reopened from 1 August, although there have been difficulties reported in land border crossings. All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. Visitors to Burundi must get a visa before travel, via any Burundian diplomatic mission.
    *Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. All travellers must then spend up to 72 hours in a pre-booked, government-approved hotel while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken on arrival in Burundi at the airport. This costs US $100 which will need to be paid in cash on arrival at Bujumbura international airport. If any passenger on your flight tests positive, all passengers from that flight will be placed into quarantine for 14 days.

    Internal Resrictions
    On Wednesday, April 1, the Ministry of Public Health published a press release calling on the public to: Wash hands with clean water and soap or chlorinated water; Avoid greeting each other by shaking hands or kissing; Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue that should be thrown away immediately in a closed bin, then wash your hands. Self-quarantine at home if you have been in contact with a positive case yet do not show any symptoms of COVID-19. Call the toll-free number 117 or consult the nearest health facility if displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
    Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    18.12.2020
  • Burundi UPD. Those arriving by land do not have to show a proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

    When you arrive at the border, you have to pay for a test (USD 30 for Burundese nationals, USD 100 for all others), a sample will be taken from your throat and afterwards you’ll be escorted to the nearest hospital where the sample will be analysed.

    After an hour, you will receive your passport (already stamped at the immigration office at the border) and the results of the test. Provided that the test results are negative, you are free to go wherever you want – no quarantaine needed.

    Several airlines have resumed services to Bujumbura after Burundi re-opened for international flights on November 8, 2020, having been closed for more than seven months to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

    According to the ch-aviation schedules module, the first carrier to return was Uganda Airlines (UR, Entebbe/Kampala), which resumed 3x weekly services from Entebbe/Kampala starting on November 8. Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) followed close behind with 3x weekly flights from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta on November 9.

    Brussels Airlines (SN, Brussels National) is scheduled to reinstate a weekly service from Brussels National on November 17. Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) resumed twice-weekly cargo flights from Addis Ababa on November 10, and will resume daily passenger services from November 18. RwandAir (WB, Kigali) will be coming back with 4x weekly flights from Kigali on December 2.

    According to an announcement made by Burundian government spokesperson Prosper Ntahorwamiye on national radio and television, strict health protocols are required. Arriving and departing passengers must present a negative PCR test done no later than 72-hours before embarkation. Passengers are being screened on arrival and are required to quarantine for 72-hours in selected hotels, having to bear all related costs for testing and lodging. Ntahorwamiye said the country鈥檚 land and sea border restrictions would be relaxed in phases, based on health protocols in place.

    The Burundi Times reported the country鈥檚 borders were closed in March after the first case of COVID-19 was recorded. Only cargo, diplomatic and humanitarian flights were permitted to fly in and out of the country during the lockdown.

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    24.11.2020
  • Burundi Latest News: Bujumbura International Airport will reopen on 8 November (Xinhua, 04.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Most flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport have been suspended. There are some limited flights taking place. Ethiopian Airlines has started weekly flights between Bujumbura and Addis Ababa. Land borders reopened from 1 August, although there have been difficulties reported in land border crossings. Land and marine borders will be reopened in a phased manner depending on the setting up of sanitary infrastructure.
    *Entry to Burundi: Most flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport have been suspended. There are some limited flights taking place. Land borders reopened from 1 August, although there have been difficulties reported in land border crossings.
    All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours.
    Visitors to Burundi must get a visa before travel, via any Burundian diplomatic mission. The Burundi authorities currently will no longer issue new visas and will only renew visas for those already in Burundi. Burundian authorities have confirmed that those whose visas expired since the flight suspension on 22 March are able to get extensions to their visas.
    *Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. All travellers must then spend 72 hours in quarantine while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken on arrival in Burundi. If any passenger on your flight tests positive, all passengers from that flight will be placed into quarantine for 14 days.

    Internal Resrictions
    On Wednesday, April 1, the Ministry of Public Health published a press release calling on the public to: Wash hands with clean water and soap or chlorinated water; Avoid greeting each other by shaking hands or kissing; Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue that should be thrown away immediately in a closed bin, then wash your hands. Self-quarantine at home if you have been in contact with a positive case yet do not show any symptoms of COVID-19. Call the toll-free number 117 or consult the nearest health facility if displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
    Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    04.11.2020
  • Burundi International Restrictions:
    Most flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport have been suspended. There are some limited flights taking place. Ethiopian Airlines has started weekly flights between Bujumbura and Addis Ababa. Land borders reopened from 1 August, although there have been difficulties reported in land border crossings.
    *Entry to Burundi: Most flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport have been suspended. There are some limited flights taking place. Land borders reopened from 1 August, although there have been difficulties reported in land border crossings.
    All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours.
    Visitors to Burundi must get a visa before travel, via any Burundian diplomatic mission. The Burundi authorities currently will no longer issue new visas and will only renew visas for those already in Burundi. Burundian authorities have confirmed that those whose visas expired since the flight suspension on 22 March are able to get extensions to their visas.
    *Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. All travellers must then spend 72 hours in quarantine while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken on arrival in Burundi. If any passenger on your flight tests positive, all passengers from that flight will be placed into quarantine for 14 days.

    Internal Resrictions
    On Wednesday, April 1, the Ministry of Public Health published a press release calling on the public to: Wash hands with clean water and soap or chlorinated water; Avoid greeting each other by shaking hands or kissing; Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue that should be thrown away immediately in a closed bin, then wash your hands. Self-quarantine at home if you have been in contact with a positive case yet do not show any symptoms of COVID-19. Call the toll-free number 117 or consult the nearest health facility if displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
    *Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    30.10.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport are suspended. There are some emergency flights taking place. Land borders reopened from 1 August. All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours.
    If you鈥檙e eligible for entry, quarantine requirements are subject to the following conditions: If you arrive into Burundi with proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours. After registering with the Ministry of Public Health and a United Nations clinic doctor, you will be allowed to travel to your place of residence without entering into mandatory quarantine. Arranging registration will be your responsibility. If you arrive into Burundi without proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours, there are two options: You may take a test at one of the Government screening centres the day after your arrival. Upon arrival at the airport, the temperature of all passengers will be taken. You will then be transported to a hotel designated by the Government for quarantine. The next day, you will be taken to a COVID-19 testing centre. It will take approximately five days for test results to come through, during which time you will need to stay at the designated hotel. If your test comes back negative and you receive permission from the Ministry of Public Health, you will be allowed to leave the hotel and will no longer be subject to the mandatory quarantine. If you do not wish to take a test on arrival you will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine for 14 days at a designated hotel. On arrival, you will be required to complete a form providing details such as address, telephone number, capacity to self-isolate etc. If you are able to safely self-isolate at home you can do so subject to approval from the Ministry of Public Health, which should take approximately five days to come through. In assessing your application, the Ministry has the right to check your place of self-isolation and can refuse the request. If the request is approved, you will be allowed to leave the hotel provided that you sign a letter committing to respect quarantine rules, to self-isolate and agree to follow up by a dedicated medical person.

    *****Internal Resrictions
    On Wednesday, April 1, the Ministry of Public Health published a press release calling on the public to: Wash hands with clean water and soap or chlorinated water; Avoid greeting each other by shaking hands or kissing; Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue that should be thrown away immediately in a closed bin, then wash your hands. Self-quarantine at home if you have been in contact with a positive case yet do not show any symptoms of COVID-19. Call the toll-free number 117 or consult the nearest health facility if displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
    Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    03.09.2020
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    International restrictions:

    From 1 August, Burundi’s international airport and land borders have reopened. Tight restrictions are in place at land borders. They may close without warning.
    If you鈥檙e eligible for entry, quarantine requirements are subject to the following conditions: If you arrive into Burundi with proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours. After registering with the Ministry of Public Health and a United Nations clinic doctor, you will be allowed to travel to your place of residence without entering into mandatory quarantine. Arranging registration will be your responsibility. If you arrive into Burundi without proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours, there are two options: You may take a test at one of the Government screening centres the day after your arrival. Upon arrival at the airport, the temperature of all passengers will be taken. You will then be transported to a hotel designated by the Government for quarantine. The next day, you will be taken to a COVID-19 testing centre. It will take approximately five days for test results to come through, during which time you will need to stay at the designated hotel. If your test comes back negative and you receive permission from the Ministry of Public Health, you will be allowed to leave the hotel and will no longer be subject to the mandatory quarantine. If you do not wish to take a test on arrival you will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine for 14 days at a designated hotel. On arrival, you will be required to complete a form providing details such as address, telephone number, capacity to self-isolate etc. If you are able to safely self-isolate at home you can do so subject to approval from the Ministry of Public Health, which should take approximately five days to come through. In assessing your application, the Ministry has the right to check your place of self-isolation and can refuse the request. If the request is approved, you will be allowed to leave the hotel provided that you sign a letter committing to respect quarantine rules, to self-isolate and agree to follow up by a dedicated medical person.

    *****Internal Resrictions
    On Wednesday, April 1, the Ministry of Public Health published a press release calling on the public to: Wash hands with clean water and soap or chlorinated water; Avoid greeting each other by shaking hands or kissing; Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue that should be thrown away immediately in a closed bin, then wash your hands. Self-quarantine at home if you have been in contact with a positive case yet do not show any symptoms of COVID-19. Call the toll-free number 117 or consult the nearest health facility if displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
    Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    03.08.2020
  • Burundi *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Burundi remain very limited. Flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport are suspended except for cargo flights. There are some emergency flights taking place. Land borders are also closed but will reopen from 1 August.
    If you鈥檙e eligible for entry, quarantine requirements are subject to the following conditions: If you arrive into Burundi with proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours. After registering with the Ministry of Public Health and a United Nations clinic doctor, you will be allowed to travel to your place of residence without entering into mandatory quarantine. Arranging registration will be your responsibility. If you arrive into Burundi without proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours. There are two options: You may take a test at one of the Government screening centres the day after your arrival. Upon arrival at the airport, the temperature of all passengers will be taken. You will then be transported to a hotel designated by the Government for quarantine. The next day, you will be taken to a COVID-19 testing centre. It will take approximately five days for test results to come through, during which time you will need to stay at the designated hotel. If your test comes back negative and you receive permission from the Ministry of Public Health, you will be allowed to leave the hotel and will no longer be subject to the mandatory quarantine. If you do not wish to take a test on arrival you will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine for 14 days at a designated hotel. On arrival, you will be required to complete a form providing details such as address, telephone number, capacity to self-isolate etc. If you are able to safely self-isolate at home you can do so subject to approval from the Ministry of Public Health, which should take approximately five days to come through. In assessing your application, the Ministry has the right to check your place of self-isolation and can refuse the request. If the request is approved, you will be allowed to leave the hotel provided that you sign a letter committing to respect quarantine rules, to self-isolate and agree to follow up by a dedicated medical person.

    *****Internal Resrictions
    On Wednesday, April 1, the Ministry of Public Health published a press release calling on the public to: Wash hands with clean water and soap or chlorinated water; Avoid greeting each other by shaking hands or kissing; Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue that should be thrown away immediately in a closed bin, then wash your hands. Self-quarantine at home if you have been in contact with a positive case yet do not show any symptoms of COVID-19. Call the toll-free number 117 or consult the nearest health facility if displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
    Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    27.07.2020
  • Burundi Burundi has suspended all international flights from March 22, 2020.

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    International restrictions:

    Flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport are suspended except for humitarian and cargo flights. Commercial flights to and from Burundi remain very limited.
    Land borders are also closed.
    Passengers are screened at the airport for elevated temperature and asked to complete a health form that includes questions about travel in the last three weeks. There is no鈥痚xit screening at this time; messages displayed at the entrance of the check-in terminal remind passengers exiting the country to follow basic hygiene rules in order to prevent the spread of the disease.

    *****Internal Resrictions
    On Wednesday, April 1, the Ministry of Public Health published a press release calling on the public to: Wash hands with clean water and soap or chlorinated water; Avoid greeting each other by shaking hands or kissing; Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue that should be thrown away immediately in a closed bin, then wash your hands. Self-quarantine at home if you have been in contact with a positive case yet do not show any symptoms of COVID-19; Call the toll-free number 117 or consult the nearest health facility if displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
    Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.

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    16.07.2020
  • Burundi Burundi has suspended all international flights from March 22, 2020.

    International restrictions:

    All inbound travellers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. The cost of quarantine will be charged to the travellers. All land borders are closed until further notice, except for cargo trucks. Screening measures are in place at road borders. All international commercial flights to and from Melchior Ndadaye airport are suspended until further notice. Cargo, sanitary, humanitarian and diplomatic flights are exempt from this measure

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    25.05.2020
  • Burundi Flights to Burundi are suspended.
    All inbound travellers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. The cost of quarantine will be charged to the travellers.
    All land borders are closed until further notice, except for cargo trucks. Screening measures are in place at road borders.
    All international commercial flights to and from Melchior Ndadaye airport are suspended until further notice. Cargo, sanitary, humanitarian and diplomatic flights are exempt from this measure.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Ministry of Health/
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