Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Closure on Election Day, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 (July 20, 2015)

Monday, July 20, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura will be closed July 21, during the presidential election.  The U.S. Embassy has restricted travel for its personnel during this time as a security precaution.  U.S. citizens should likewise exercise caution and limit travel during this period.

U.S. citizens requiring emergency embassy services may call the after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens: +257-22-20-7318.

U.S. citizens who have decided to stay in Burundi despite the Burundi Travel Warning issued on May 14 should regularly review their personal security situation and seriously consider departing, taking advantage of existing commercial flights.

Please contact us at if you need assistance departing Burundi so that we may assess potential options for assisting you.

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