Burundi: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel RestrictionsUpdated on 17:37, Nov 29, 2021 UTC+8
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Entry into BurundiPartially restricted
All travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
All travelers must undergo testing-on-arrival for COVID-19 and must self-isolate while awaiting their results.
Forms and Visas
All travelers must obtain a valid entry visa prior to departure.
All persons arriving at Melchior Ndadaye International Airport (BJM) in Bujumbura must have the following: 1) a valid entry visa and a valid residence visa, 2) proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and 3) proof of a valid reservation at a specially-designated arrival hotel. All persons must, at their own expense of US$100, undergo a PCR test upon arrival, an additional PCR test 2 days after their arrival, and must self-isolate for 7 days at a designated arrival hotel. Should any passenger on an arriving flight test positive for COVID-19, all persons who traveled on the same fight must undergo an extended quarantine. Persons who test positive will be transferred to an appropriate care center. All persons seeking to depart Burundi must have proof of a negative PCR test issued no more than 72 hours prior to scheduled departure as well as an invoice showing payment in full of US$100 for testing costs.
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
Fully vaccinated travelers may be eligible for entry. See below.
Foreign nationals who, within 14 days of their intended arrival, have visited any of the following locations are prohibited from entering the United States: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. This policy does not apply to lawful permanent residents, or to the spouses, parents, legal guardians, siblings, children, foster children, or wards of a US citizen or lawful permanent resident. Further exemptions exist for foreign nationals holding certain categories of entry visas. Foreign nationals 18 years of age or older seeking to enter the United States from any other location must carry proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). This policy does not apply to lawful permanent residents or to persons with valid immigrant status. Further exemptions exist for diplomatic personnel, persons with a documented medical condition that prevents them from being vaccinated, persons traveling for humanitarian or emergency reasons, persons whose entry is determined to be in the national interest, and a limited number of other categories of persons. All travelers are strongly encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate in order to verify their entry eligibility and any entry visa requirements prior to finalizing travel arrangements. More information, including about vaccination exemption categories, is available at the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html
All persons (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 using a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or an antigen test issued no more than 3 days prior to departure in the case of fully vaccinated travelers or no more than 1 day prior to departure in the case of unvaccinated travelers. Alternatively, persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 at any point within 90 days of their intended departure may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. Such documentation must include proof of a positive COVID-19 test result along with a letter issued by a recognized healthcare provider that personally identifies the travelers and matches the information in the traveler’s passport or other travel documents indicating the traveler has been cleared for travel. All travelers (including US nationals) must submit a "Passenger Disclosure and Attestation" form prior to departure wherein they attest to providing complete and accurate health information under penalty of law. Travelers lacking any of these documents may be prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information, including about documentation requirements, is available at the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. "Passenger Disclosure and Attestation" forms are available online at the following URI: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Fillable-Attestation-English-508.pdf?v=2F
This page will be updated as new travel policies and restrictions are released. To view the most current travel policies, advisories, and bans, please check official notices posted by the related country or region.
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