Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Protests (December 26, 2015)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Burundi has received information that possible protests are planned for today, Saturday, December 26, 2015. Considering recent violence in Bujumbura, we recommend U.S. citizens avoid large gatherings of people, maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security.

U.S. citizens remaining in Burundi should review the Burundi Travel Warning issued on December 13 as well as their personal security situation and seriously consider departing, taking advantage of 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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