Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bujumbura

Location: Burundi, countrywide Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi

Location:  Bubanza and Cibitoke Provinces, and Kibira National Park Event:  Due to reports of violence in and around the Kibira National Park, U.S. embassy personnel are no longer permitted to travel to or through the provinces of Bubanza and Cibitoke, or within the Kibira National Park, including the park’s southernmost part in Muramvya province.  Embassy …

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Routine message – U.S. Embassy Bujumbura – Burundi November 22, 2019

Location:  Bujumbura Event:  Earlier today the Major of Bujumbura issued an announcement via national radio and television that all bars are to close at 9:00 p.m. This early closure may remain in effect for the foreseeable future. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi During business hours: +257 22 20 7000 After hours: +257 22 20 7318 …

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United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi October 24, 2019

Location: Near Kibira National Park forest in Bubanza province Event:  Over the past two days there have been press reports of an armed clash that occurred on October 22 in and/or near Kibira National Park forest in Bubanza province that resulted in injuries and deaths. The U.S. Embassy has no information about any specific threat related …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi August 14, 2019

Location: Bujumbura, from the CNDD-FDD headquarters to Place de l ’Indépendance Event:  A planned march will be held in downtown Bujumbura on Saturday, August 17 in celebration of Imbonerakure Day. The march is expected to start around 9:00 a.m. at the CNDD-FDD headquarters off of Route-1 and end at Place de l’Indépendance at approximately noon.  The …

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Burundi – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Burundi – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Burundi due to crime and political violence. Violent crimes, such as grenade attacks and armed robbery, occur regularly.  Though westerners are unlikely to be specifically targeted, the risk of being in the wrong place at the wrong time is high.  Local police lack the resources and …

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

June 28, 2018 Location: Bujumbura Marie: Boulevard du 28 Novembre and downtown Event:  The Government of Burundi is planning celebratory events in Bujumbura on July 2, which will likely be declared a national holiday.  The exact details of the celebration activities have yet to be announced, but the Embassy expects a large parade to take …

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

May 16, 2018 Location: Throughout Burundi. Event: 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: …

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United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Peaceful Protests Tomorrow, September 30, 2017

The Embassy has received information that protests are being planned for tomorrow, September 30, 2017, in Bujumbura and throughout Burundi.  In Bujumbura, participants will likely assemble and move towards Centre-Ville, with possible stops at U.N. facilities in town.  The event is expected to cause traffic disruptions and/or road closures lasting until mid-day. This event is …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Armed Clashes in Uvira (DRC) – September 28, 2017

The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that armed clashes are occurring near Uvira in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  There are no reports of fighting in Burundi, but the Embassy has received multiple reports that explosions and gunfire occurring in the DRC have been heard in Bujumbura. Faint gunfire or explosions …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Grenade Attack in Bwiza on July 16, 2017

United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Grenade Attack in Bwiza July 16, 2017   Burundian police have confirmed a grenade attack took place this evening in the Centre-ville Bujumbura neighborhood of Bwiza. The incident has concluded and police have the situation under control, although injuries were reported. The U.S. Embassy recommends …

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