Last update 17 December 2019Diplomatic missions
Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)
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Republic of Burundi
Bulgarian citizens staying for short or long terms in Burundi can contact for consular matters the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Address: Bole KK, Kebele 04/06/07, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; P.O.Box 987
Telephone: +25 116 610 032
Fax: +25 116 610 032
Office hours: 08.00 - 18.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Burundi in Moscow is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Burundi to the Russian Federation
Address: 119049 Moscow, Kaluzhskaya ploshtady 1, app. 226-227
Telephone: +7 095 230 25 64
Fax: +7 095 230 20 09
E-mail: [email protected]
Burundian franc (BIF)
Crime and security
Due to political instability, Burundi is not recommended for travel.
There is risk of an outbreak of riots. Foreign residents in the country are advised to avoid proximity to places with large gatherings of people.
Since the government supports the military transitional government in Somalia, terrorist attacks are possible.
Crime rate is a constantly growing internal problem, incl. in the capital Bujumbura. Special caution is advised when travelling inside the country.
In Burundi any expression of homosexuality is prohibited and is punishable under local law.
The import of up to 2,000 (two thousand) Burundian francs is permitted.
As for the importation of foreign currency, there are no restrictions.
The export of up to 2,000 (two thousand) Burundian francs is permitted. For exports of foreign currency there are no restrictions.
Without any specifics. For car travel, an insurance needs to be made at the border, for the duration of stay in the country.
There are conditions for the outbreak of cholera. The risk of malaria is high.
Medical services in hospitals do not meet West European standards.
There is a large number of registered HIV-positive people, and many deaths.
Travel documents and visas
International passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry.
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Burundi (holders of ordinary, business or diplomatic passports) need to obtain a visa from the Embassy of Burundi in Moscow.
Tourist and business visas are issued for the period of residence of up to 30 days. Their price is 50 pounds.
When travelling on business, the applicant is required to present a letter from the employer or business partner in Burundi.
Travellers who do not leave the airport and continue along their route do not need transit visas, if they present relevant evidence, such as a plane ticket, etc.
Vaccination against yellow fever is advisable.
Updates on requirements for any other vaccines can be obtained from the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases at Telephone: +359 2 944 69 99 / 221.
The strict observance of personal hygiene is recommended.
Special attention should be paid when eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Water should be boiled, or bottled water should be purchased.
Travel for Children
There are no special requirements, but it is advisable that children travel with their own passports.
Certification and Legalisation
Documents issued to Bulgarian citizens in Burundi should bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Burundi. They are to be certified in the Embassy of Burundi in Moscow. The signature and validation of the consulate office to this embassy are to be further validated by the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Moscow.
Thus processed, documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria, and such translation must be certified by the “Legalisation and Certification” Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Emergency Travel Document
In extreme cases – such as a damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the embassy of any EU Member State in the Burundian capital Bujumbura.