Commercial flights into and out of Bujumbura International Airport are suspended. There are some emergency flights taking place. Land borders reopened from 1 August. All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours.
If you’re eligible for entry, quarantine requirements are subject to the following conditions: If you arrive into Burundi with proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours. After registering with the Ministry of Public Health and a United Nations clinic doctor, you will be allowed to travel to your place of residence without entering into mandatory quarantine. Arranging registration will be your responsibility. If you arrive into Burundi without proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours, there are two options: You may take a test at one of the Government screening centres the day after your arrival. Upon arrival at the airport, the temperature of all passengers will be taken. You will then be transported to a hotel designated by the Government for quarantine. The next day, you will be taken to a COVID-19 testing centre. It will take approximately five days for test results to come through, during which time you will need to stay at the designated hotel. If your test comes back negative and you receive permission from the Ministry of Public Health, you will be allowed to leave the hotel and will no longer be subject to the mandatory quarantine. If you do not wish to take a test on arrival you will be required to remain in mandatory quarantine for 14 days at a designated hotel. On arrival, you will be required to complete a form providing details such as address, telephone number, capacity to self-isolate etc. If you are able to safely self-isolate at home you can do so subject to approval from the Ministry of Public Health, which should take approximately five days to come through. In assessing your application, the Ministry has the right to check your place of self-isolation and can refuse the request. If the request is approved, you will be allowed to leave the hotel provided that you sign a letter committing to respect quarantine rules, to self-isolate and agree to follow up by a dedicated medical person.
On Wednesday, April 1, the Ministry of Public Health published a press release calling on the public to: Wash hands with clean water and soap or chlorinated water; Avoid greeting each other by shaking hands or kissing; Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue that should be thrown away immediately in a closed bin, then wash your hands. Self-quarantine at home if you have been in contact with a positive case yet do not show any symptoms of COVID-19. Call the toll-free number 117 or consult the nearest health facility if displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
Accommodation remains open but measures may be in place on a case by case basis.
Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
The Ministry of Health has expanded quarantine measures related to COVID-19 for all travelers arriving in Burundi from multiple countries – China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, all member states of the Schengen zone, and the United States. The travelers will be quarantined in a hotel facility in Bujumbura designated by the Government of Burundi (Hotel Source du Nil) for 14 days.
COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
All travellers to Burundi must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued in the last 72 hours. All travellers must then spend 72 hours in quarantine while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken on arrival in Burundi. If any passenger on your flight tests positive, all passengers from that flight will be placed into quarantine for 14 days.