Facts

  • Population: 10.4 million
  • 50 years life expectancy for men and women
  • One of the world’s poorest nations

Geography

  • Area: 27,816 sq km
  • Central African country

Notes

  • One of the world’s poorest nations
  • 1.8 million people need humanitarian aid
  • Preparations for new elections in 2020 are underway
  • Reports of human rights violations continue
  • There is an international concern about the freedom of the press in Burundi. The BBC and Voice of America have been banned from transmissions (2019).

Safety and Security

Risk to travellers is very high in Burundi due to the unpredictable security situation, potential for violent civil unrest, threat of terrorism, and violent crime. International airports and land borders could be subject to closure with little warning.

Government Advise

Risks to travellers in Burundi

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