Burundi (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 20 September, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: COVID-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Depending on the test result.

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.06.2021
1. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Burundi. The test result 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.


Detailed Tourist Information

Land and water borders are currently closed except for transporting cargo.

Beginning June 14, 2021, international travelers arriving to Burundi will no longer be required to undergo a mandatory three-day quarantine. Instead, travelers will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and must then confine themselves at home or at a hotel of their choice while awaiting the test results, which they will receive within 24 hours of testing. Those who test positive for COVID-19 will be subject to quarantine, but may obtain medical treatment and advice from the Ministry of Health. Additionally, land borders between Burundi and Tanzania were reopened as of June 14, 2021, and passengers arriving by land will be tested in the same way as those arriving by air.

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