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Burundi travel restrictions

Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Burundi.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Burundi.
  • Passengers travelling to Burundi must complete a Health Declaration within 24 hours prior to departure.
  • Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Burundi if they have travelled from a country affected by the outbreak of Covid-19.
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Flight Restrictions

Flights to Burundi are suspended.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

The Ministry of Health has expanded quarantine measures related to COVID-19 for all travelers arriving in Burundi from multiple countries – China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, all member states of the Schengen zone, and the United States. The travelers will be quarantined in a hotel facility in Bujumbura designated by the Government of Burundi (Hotel Source du Nil) for 14 days.

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Insurance
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. 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.

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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

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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’re 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’re 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
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    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’re 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 exit 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
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