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Burundian visa


The Burundian authorities advise you to obtain a visa before travel if you are planning on staying for three days or longer. If you plan to stay for less than three days, you can obtain a transit visa on arrival at a cost of US $40. A one-month multiple entry/re-entry visa is available at the airport in Bujumbura currently at a cost of US $90.

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

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.

The authorities in Burundi have confirmed they will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.

Yellow fever

Yellow Fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from all countries.


Take US dollars dated post-2006. Most outlets and individuals will not accept or exchange older currency. Euros may also be exchanged. Credit and debit cards are rarely accepted.

ATMs are available


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