Financial Sanctions, Burundi

Burundi is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This document provides a current list of designated persons.



The Burundi (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ensure sanctions relating to Burundi are implemented effectively after the UK leaves the EU.


This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging the government of Burundi to:

  • respect democratic principles and institutions, the rule of law and good governance in Burundi

  • participate in negotiations with its political opponents in good faith to bring about a peaceful solution to the political situation in Burundi

  • refrain from policies or activities which repress civil society in Burundi

  • comply with international human rights law and to respect human rights

The Regulations impose asset freezes directed against those are involved in commissioning serious human rights violations or abuses, obstructing the search for a peaceful solution to the political situation in Burundi, repressing civil society and democratic opposition and those who undermine democracy, the rule of law or good governance.

UK Regulations

EU regulations (applicable before 31/12/2020)

Find out more about UK sanctions on Burundi

Published 2 October 2015
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect regime coming into force under the Sanctions Act

  2. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 02/11/2020, Burundi (Reg 2020/1578)'

  3. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 10/01/2019, (Burundi) Corrigenda'.

  4. Updated with latest HM Treasury Notice, 29/10/2018, Burundi (Reg 2018/1605).

  5. Current UK regulations added.

  6. First published.