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Welcome to Burundi!

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General Information

The official languages of Burundi are Kirundi (national and official), French (official), English (official).

The national currency of Burundi is Burundian franc (FBu) (BIF).

1 BIF equals  .
equals  BIF.

Location

Burundi

The distance from to Burundi is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid travelling to Burundi. Reconsider travel to Burundi due to crime and political violence. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 117 to call the police in Burundi.

LGBT

Burundi has a score of -6 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Burundi ranks #137 worldwide.

Burundian law criminalizes same-sex sexual acts with penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment of three months to two years, but prosecutions are rare. People have, however, been detained based on their perceived sexual orientation.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Burundi should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines
  • Yellow Fever

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Burundi:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Burundi to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Burundi differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Burundi, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type E
Weather

The temperature difference between Burundi and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Burundi. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 59–79°F  /  15–26°C 75% 54%
Sat November 09 58–78°F  /  14–26°C 75% 46%
Sun November 10 60–78°F  /  15–26°C 80% 73%
Mon November 11 59–76°F  /  15–24°C 86% 78%
Tue November 12 60–75°F  /  16–24°C 87% 88%
Wed November 13 60–75°F  /  16–24°C 90% 92%
Thu November 14 59–75°F  /  15–24°C 87% 76%
Fri November 15 58–76°F  /  14–24°C 87% 61%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:38 am and sets at 05:53 pm. This equates to 12.2 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Burundi, it is in . When the sun sets in Burundi, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Burundi.

Car Rental

International driving permits are not recognized in Burundi.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Burundi is 18-0.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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