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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Burundi Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 4.7 / 5

It is not safe to travel Burundi. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

Burundi shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Burundi), the Advisory Index is 3.2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.8), Tanzania with 2.4 and Rwanda with 2 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Burundi from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Reconsider travel to Burundi due to crime and political violence. Violent crimes, such as grenade attacks and armed robbery, occur regularly. Though westerners are unlikely to be specifically targeted, the risk of being in the wrong place at the wrong time is high. Local police lack the resources and training to respond effectively to crimes. Emergency medical ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/burundi-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese nationals travelling to Burundi against all travel to:

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Burundi.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/east/Pages/burundi.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/burundi

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to Burundi due to the unpredictable security situation, potential for violent civil unrest, threat of terrorism and violent crime. New Zealanders currently in Burundi are advised to depart by commercial means as soon as it is safe to do so. International airports and land borders could be subject to closure with little warning.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/burundi

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/burundi/

About Burundi

Burundi with its capital Bujumbura is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly smaller than Maryland (27,830 km²). The country is located Central Africa, east of Democratic Republic of the Congo. The climate can be described as equatorial; high plateau with considerable altitude variation (772 m to 2,670 m above sea level); average annual temperature varies with altitude from 23 to 17 degrees centigrade but is generally moderate as the average altitude is about 1,700 m; average annual rainfall is about 150 cm; two wet seasons (February to May and September to November), and two dry seasons (June to August and December to January). The landscape is hilly and mountainous, dropping to a plateau in east, some plains. With a population of about 8.69 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Bujumbura
Population about 8.69 million
Size 27.830 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Maryland
Common languages fr-BI,rn
Currency Franc (short: BIF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +257
Internet Top Level Domain .bi
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BI
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BDI
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 108

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Burundi is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation (little forested land remains because of uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel)
  • habitat loss threatens wildlife populations
  • soil erosion as a result of overgrazing and the expansion of agriculture into marginal lands

Natural hazzards

  • drought
  • flooding
  • landslides

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Burundi. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. assembly of imported components
  2. beer
  3. cement
  4. food processing
  5. fruits
  6. light consumer goods
  7. public works construction
  8. shoes
  9. soap
  10. sugar

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beans
  3. beef
  4. cassava
  5. coffee
  6. corn
  7. cotton
  8. hides
  9. manioc
  10. milk

Burundian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Burundi.

Export products

  1. coffee
  2. cotton
  3. hides
  4. sugar
  5. tea

Import products

  1. capital goods
  2. foodstuffs
  3. petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Burundi?

Burundi is currently rated at 4,7 out of a possible 5.0. It is not safe to travel Burundi.

So ... is it safe to travel Burundi?

With these high scores you should avoid all kind of travel to Burundi and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many advisories do you know for Burundi?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 6 active advisories for Burundi.