Traveling to Burundi

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Visa Requirements

A valid passport and visa are required for entry in Burundi.

Visitors from certain countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania are exempt from requiring visas.

Check with the Burundi Embassy in your country before you travel. Visas are issued at Burundi embassies abroad and at entry/exit points as well.

The following are required when applying for a visa into Burundi:

  • International certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever
  • A return plane ticket or a booking
  • A valid passport. The passport must be valid for six months after the planned departure date from Burundi
  • An invitation from a resident in Burundi or a hotel booking
  • Two passport size photographs 
  • Visa processing fee - sixty Euros in cash (or $90 US dollars)

The tourism visa is valid for a one month period. It is possible to obtain a visa with multiple entries.

The visa is renewable at the PAFE (Police de l’Air, des Frontières et des Étrangers) in Bujumbura. 

The cost is set as follows:

  • Transit Visa 40$ (72 hours)
  • Single Entry Visa 70$ per month
  • Multiple Entry Visa 90$ per month


Bujumbura International Airport is the country’s main airport.

It is served by a host of international airlines as follows: