En De
Total doses
given
28.8K
People fully
vaccinated
26.3K
% Fully
vaccinated
0.20%
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): PCR / ISO
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / ISO

Full Restrictions:

27.08.2022

All travellers

Visitors to Burundi must get a visa to enter.

See Visas section below for more information on how to obtain a visa.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Burundi no longer requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test for arriving passengers. 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. Travellers to and from Burundi must book arrival COVID-19 tests through the Ministry of Health in advance. Departing travellers do not require a COVID test unless this is required by the country to which they are travelling.

Arrivals at Bujumbura International Airport need to pay US $100 in cash for their PCR test ($50 for citizens of the East African Community).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.

Passengers will receive an email with the results of their tests.

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.

Proof of vaccination status

You do not need to present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Burundi.

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

See the If you’re fully vaccinated section above for further information.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

The same measures apply to vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers.

See the If you’re fully vaccinated section above for further information.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

The same measures apply whether or not you have had COVID-19 in the past year. See the If you’re fully vaccinated section above for further information.

Children and young people

Those 17 and under will be asked to present identification on arrival and will be exempted from paying for COVID-19 PCR tests on arrival.

If you’re transiting through Burundi

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

The same measures apply whether or not you are transiting through Burundi. See the If you’re fully vaccinated section above for further information.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions to Burundi’s entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

If you are visiting Burundi, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is needed.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Visas

Visitors to Burundi must get a visa to enter. All visitors can obtain their visa (business or tourist) on arrival at Bujumbura Airport, and any land or maritime entry points. A month-long visa costs $90 and a 3 day-long visa costs $40.For further information on visas, contact the Burundi Embassy in London or the Burundian Embassy in Kigali (telephone: +250 252 575512, fax: +250 576418) if you are travelling from Rwanda.

Carry a photocopy of your passport and visa at all times.

Yellow fever

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

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