Burundi international travel guide


Burundi is part of Africa with main city at Bujumbura. It's usually 🌤️ 20.30 °C in Burundi with a rainfall of 🌧 90.10 mm. Internet speed in Burundi is on average 3.6 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 10M people. The main currency is Burundi Franc. The languages spoken are French and Kirundi. Automatic teller machines are rare in Burundi. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~20.30 °C   🌧 ~90.10 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 10M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

If you're interested in commercial flight opportunities from your location to get back to Australia, register with the Australian High Commission in Nairobi by emailing consular.nairobi@dfat.gov.au. The Burundi international airport in Bujumbura is closed indefinitely except for cargo flights. Visas will only be renewed for people already in Burundi. Tight restrictions are in place at Burundi’s land borders: entry and exit is subject to additional screening and crossing the border may not be possible. Land borders may close without warning. If you're staying in Burundi follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. We haven't changed our level of advice: Do not travel to Burundi due to the high levels of violence and the significant threat of terrorist attack.

issued date: April 16, 2020


🔌 Sockets

Burundi uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French and Kirundi


💱 Currencies Used

Burundi uses the Burundian franc (symbol: Fr), code BIF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 100 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 50, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Burundi. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Burundi is on average 3.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Burundi is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 57,709.05 BIF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Econet or Tempo. Burundi uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Burundi upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Burundi, dial +, then 257 (the country code for Burundi), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Burundi, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 22 .


🆘 Emergency



Last updated: May 21, 2020