Burundi travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Burundi with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Burundi.

Burundi travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Burundi with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Burundi - quick facts
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Kirundi, Swahili
Currency Burundian Franc
Electricity C + E plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Burundi weather

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Burundi travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Burundi from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Burundi.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Burundi travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Burundi with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Burundi, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Burundi covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Burundi with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Burundi FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Burundi including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Burundi due to Covid-19?

Burundi is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Burundi.

Check out Ministry of Public Health, Burundi for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Burundi?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Burundi. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Burundi and the UK?

The time difference between Burundi and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Burundi?

The main languages spoken in Burundi are Kirundi and Swahili.

What is the currency in Burundi?

The currency in Burundi is the Burundian Franc (BIF).

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Which plugs are used in Burundi?

Burundi uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Burundi?

They drive on the right side of the road in Burundi.

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Do you need a visa for Burundi?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Burundi.

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