Major Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Bujumbura – Burundi

May 16, 2018


Throughout Burundi.


Burundi will hold a referendum on May 17, 2018, to consider constitutional amendments proposed by the Government of Burundi. Widespread violence and/or unrest is not currently anticipated during the referendum period, but gatherings in support of and against the referendum and its results may occur.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current
    Burundian visa.