Entry requirements

This page has information on travelling to Burundi.

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Burundi set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how Burundi’s entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.

All travellers

Visitors to Burundi must get a visa to enter.

See Visas section below for more information on how to obtain a visa.

Passengers arriving in Burundi are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or to book a test at Bujumbura airport upon arrival. You do not need to present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Burundi. The same measures apply to vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

If you are visiting Burundi, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is needed.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.


Visitors to Burundi must get a visa to enter. All visitors can obtain their visa (business or tourist) on arrival at Bujumbura Airport, and any land or maritime entry points. A month-long visa costs $90 and a 3 day-long visa costs $40.For further information on visas, contact the Burundi Embassy in London or the Burundian Embassy in Kigali (telephone: +250 252 575512, fax: +250 576418) if you are travelling from Rwanda.

Carry a photocopy of your passport and visa at all times.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK emergency travel documents (ETDs) are only accepted for exit from Burundi, with destination to the UK. ETDs are not accepted for entry to Burundi.

Yellow fever

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.