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Two types of visa are available at Bujumbura airport and (in theory, but with problems in reality) at borders.  A 3 day transit visa costs USD40.  A multiple entry 1 month visa costs USD90 on arrival or can be obtained from embassies prior to travel.
 
Two types of visa are available at Bujumbura airport and (in theory, but with problems in reality) at borders.  A 3 day transit visa costs USD40.  A multiple entry 1 month visa costs USD90 on arrival or can be obtained from embassies prior to travel.
  
Went to the Burundi Embassy in Kampala, Uganda to get information about a visa.  Even though the paperwork advised that it could take up to two weeks to obtain a visa, upon my return to the clerk to verify my deposit into the Burundi bank account, I had the visa within minutes.  Do not know if that is normal procedure but had no problems entering the country by plane.
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Went to the Burundi Embassy in Kampala, Uganda to get information about a visa.  Even though the paperwork advised that it could take up to two weeks to obtain a visa, upon my return to the clerk to verify my deposit into the Burundi bank account, I had the visa within minutes.  Do not know if that is normal procedure but had no problems entering the country from Rwanda.  In fact, the border crossing was actually very easy concerning the recent problems..  The only thing that the border guard wanted to see was my camera and the last very days of photos that I had taken.  About ten photos the guard stamped out passport and cleared us.  I am sure it help that we were riding with a local truck-for-hire driver that was known to the guards.
  
 
===By plane===
 
===By plane===
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Ugandan Airlines
 
Ugandan Airlines
 
A taxi from airport is 30.000 BF, (11-12 US$), according to exchange rates at july 2017 1 us$: 2600 BF
 
A taxi from airport is 30.000 BF, (11-12 US$), according to exchange rates at july 2017 1 us$: 2600 BF
 
The International part of the airport is actually very modern compared to some neighboring airports. The staff seemed friendly and was trying to help in many ways even though English was not spoken regularly.  At the time we arrived there was no internet connection available. This causes problems if you want to call a taxi or the hotel for pick-up service.  Make sure you have a direct number written down so that you can phone on a line-land for pick-up. After exiting the international part of the airport it will be hard to communicate with nearly all the locals unless you know the language.  So, before exiting the international part of the airport, make sure you have everything planned out.
 
 
 
===By bus===
 
===By bus===
 
Buses are available mainly from Bujumbura, around the central market. There are only international buses to Rwanda,DRC and Uganda. Companies include Amahoro, Belveder, Otraco and Yahoo. It is also possible to get into Burundi in the east. To do this take a bus to Kabanga (Tanzania), and from there take a shared taxi to the Burundian border. From the south, minibuses run from Kasulu to Manyovu, from where boda-bodas take you through to the Burundi border post. Shared taxis continue from there to Mabanda. Minibuses also run from Gatumba on the DRC border to Bujumbura.
 
Buses are available mainly from Bujumbura, around the central market. There are only international buses to Rwanda,DRC and Uganda. Companies include Amahoro, Belveder, Otraco and Yahoo. It is also possible to get into Burundi in the east. To do this take a bus to Kabanga (Tanzania), and from there take a shared taxi to the Burundian border. From the south, minibuses run from Kasulu to Manyovu, from where boda-bodas take you through to the Burundi border post. Shared taxis continue from there to Mabanda. Minibuses also run from Gatumba on the DRC border to Bujumbura.
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
 
Soft drinks and beer are readily available. As in Rwanda & DRC, big 72cL Primus bottles are available for between USD1-2 as well as Amstel, which is about USD2. Both are locally produced and of good quality.
 
Soft drinks and beer are readily available. As in Rwanda & DRC, big 72cL Primus bottles are available for between USD1-2 as well as Amstel, which is about USD2. Both are locally produced and of good quality.
Do not drink anything that is not sealed or at least boiled.  Do not assume that if you see a local drinking a beverage from a local vendor that the beverage is safe.  The best option is to make sure you see the opening of any beverage, thus making sure you know the beverage comes from a sealed container. The only exception is the local coffee.  A very good blend and is always highly boiled for taste before serving.
 
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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Although some semblance of normalcy has returned to much of the country with the conclusion of the nation's democratic transition and a democratically chosen head of state in August 2005, travellers should be warned to exercise extreme caution. The still active rebel group, Forces Nationales de la Libération (FNL) continues to attack government forces and civilians. Threats posed by banditry and armed robbery, as well as petty crimes, remain. Avoid travelling after dark; be aware of curfew laws. Many roads close at night as some villages and neighbourhoods, most embassies and some organizations have curfews. As in any other conflict or post-conflict situations, visitors should consult their embassy to be apprised of the latest local developments, and be sensitive to the changing needs regarding the security of the local environment.
 
Although some semblance of normalcy has returned to much of the country with the conclusion of the nation's democratic transition and a democratically chosen head of state in August 2005, travellers should be warned to exercise extreme caution. The still active rebel group, Forces Nationales de la Libération (FNL) continues to attack government forces and civilians. Threats posed by banditry and armed robbery, as well as petty crimes, remain. Avoid travelling after dark; be aware of curfew laws. Many roads close at night as some villages and neighbourhoods, most embassies and some organizations have curfews. As in any other conflict or post-conflict situations, visitors should consult their embassy to be apprised of the latest local developments, and be sensitive to the changing needs regarding the security of the local environment.
  
There is no need to exchange large sums of money.  Most everything is very cheap compare to the western standards.  Exchanging $1,000USD means you nearly need a small cart to carry all the bills. $100 USD at time is all you will need.  And even then, only carry about 50,000BIF at a time (about $20USD)at markets or stores.  Taking out large bills when the price is small, is like a moth to light for a criminal. 
 
 
===Homosexuality===
 
===Homosexuality===
 
In 2009 the Burundian government criminalized homosexual acts between males; LGBT people should avoid all travel to Burundi.
 
In 2009 the Burundian government criminalized homosexual acts between males; LGBT people should avoid all travel to Burundi.

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