Burundi destination information

All you need to know before visiting Burundi

Burundi summary

Burundi is a small country with around 10M Burundian. Official languages are French and Kirundi. Burundi uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Currency used in Burundi is Burundi Franc (BIF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 215
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 197

ATMs in Burundi are Rare. Internet speed in Burundi is on average 3.6 Mbps.

🏙️ Bujumbura
🗣️ French Kirundi
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 10M ☀️ ~21 °C 🌧 ~96 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 28k km2 (11k mi²)
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Burundi uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

Languages 🗣️

  • French
  • Kirundi


Currency 💱

1000 BIF = 0.53 USD

Burundi uses the Burundian franc (symbol: Fr), code BIF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 100 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 50, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Burundi. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Burundi uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Burundi upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Calling ☎️


To call Burundi, dial +, then 257 (the country code for Burundi), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Burundi, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 22 .

international: + 257 22 1234567
calling local: 22 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Burundi is on average 3.6 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Burundi is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 57,709.05 BIF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Econet or Tempo.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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