Burundi (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Without negative PCR test will be required to quarantine for 14 days

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 21.01.2021
1. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Burundi. The medical certificate must be in English or French.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
2. Passengers are subject to a PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.
3. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense in a hotel booked on www.booking.tourisme.gov.bi .


Detailed Tourist Information

Burundi re-opened for international flights on 8 November. Land borders opened to essential travel from 1 August.

Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative PCR test for COVID-19, issued no more than 72 hours before departure. Arrivals will be tested again, and must quarantine for 72 hours.

Lockdown Details

The situation in Burundi with regard to COVID-19 has remained relatively stable throughout the pandemic as compared with other countries in the region.

Social distancing and masks are encouraged but not enforced by law and large gatherings can be seen particularly with family, religious and cultural events.

There was no national lock down and it has been businesses as normal in many areas of society. For example, soccer matches have continued, as have large-scale group exercises, parties, weddings, and other activities.

Burundians have stopped hugging and shaking hands to some extent, and many public venues have handwashing stations installed.

Public schools have remained open as well.


Data Source: covidcontrols.co