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Burundi Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes Yes Yes
Australian Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes


A passport valid for at least six months, and with at least one blank page, is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


All nationals listed in the chart above are required to obtain a visa to enter Burundi. 

All travellers must carry a yellow fever vaccination certificate if arriving from a country where there's a risk of transmission.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa Note

You must show evidence of your booked travel itinerary when applying for a visa. If travelling on business, you also need to provide a letter of invitation.

Types and Cost

Multiple-entry visa: £60.


One month.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). You can no longer obtain visas on arrival.

Working days

Allow 14 days for visa processing.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Burundi in the USA

Telephone: (202) 342 2574.
Address: NW, Suite 212, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC, 20007,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0900-1700, Fri 0900-1400.

Embassy of the Republic of Burundi in Belgium

Telephone: (02) 230 4535.
Address: , 46 square Marie-Louise, Brussels, 1000,
Opening times:
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