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 personnel are also prohibited from transiting through Kibira National Park to reach Kayanza via the RN-10.  The U.S. Embassy has not received any information regarding specific threats to U.S. citizens in these regions.  Please note that U.S. embassy personnel are subject to additional travel restrictions; for more information, please see the current Burundi Travel Advisory.

Actions to Take:

  • Reconsider travel to these areas
  • Remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates
  • Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security
  • Have in place personal security plans

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi

During business hours: +257 22 20 7000
After hours: +257 22 20 7318 or +257 79 93 8841