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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Burundi Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon It is not safe to travel Burundi

Local Situation: 4.7 / 5

It is not safe to travel Burundi. We detected travel advisories from 7 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).

Risk scoring history for Burundi

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Burundi.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese nationals travelling to Burundi against all travel to:

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Burundi.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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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.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Undvik alla resor - Undvik alla resor till Burundi. Finländare som befinner sig i Burundi uppmanas att lämna landet. Det har skett sammandrabbningar mellan oppositionens anhängare och landets säkerhetstrupper. Attacker med koppling till internationell terrorism kan förekomma. Burundi har deltagit i fredsbevarande operationer i Somalia, och den militanta ...

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BI

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 French, Rundi
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 of 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 to and from 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. Collected from 7 official sources. It is not safe to travel Burundi.

Is it safe to travel Burundi in 2019?

With these high scores (4,7) you should avoid all kind of travel to Burundi and maybe pick another location. This is not a place for holidays.

How many travel advisories do you know for Burundi?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Burundi.

What is the size of Burundi?

Burundi has a size of 27,830 km² or 10,745 mi² which is slightly smaller than Maryland.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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