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Security Alert: Reports of Explosions in Bujumbura

Security Alert: Reports of Explosions in Bujumbura (May 25, 2021) Location: Bujumbura Event: Due to multiple reports of explosions in Bujumbura, the U.S. Embassy is ordering its personnel to shelter in place until further notice. Private U.S. citizens are advised to take similar precautions and monitor local media. Actions to Take: Be aware of your ...
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Presentation of Credentials by Ambassador Melanie H. Higgins

Ambassador of United States to Burundi Melanie H. Higgins presented her credentials on March 2, 2021 at Ntare House. In her speech, Ambassador Higgins reiterated the U.S commitment to a strong bilateral relationship with Burundi.  Ambassador Higgins appreciated the warm welcome and that she plans to travel and discover the country. Ambassador Higgins expressed how she ...
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Burundi Travel Advisory – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Travel Advisory: Level 3: Reconsider Travel The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Burundi on February 10, 2021.  The Department continues to advise travelers to reconsider travel to Burundi due to COVID-19, crime, health, and political violence. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Burundi due to COVID-19. Burundi ...
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