Friday, November 20, 2015 | United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi
The U.S. Embassy in Burundi has received information that the youth wing of the ruling party is possibly planning protests for the upcoming weekend around unknown locations. Considering the ongoing violence in Bujumbura, which includes recent daytime grenade attacks in Kamenge, Musaga, and Bunyenzi, we recommend U.S. citizens avoid large gatherings of people and maintain a high level of vigilance.
U.S. citizens should review the Burundi Travel Warning issued on November 3 and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security and avoid non-essential travel to and within Burundi.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Burundi.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura, located at Avenue des Etats-Unis and Avenue du Cinquantenaire in Bujumbura, Burundi, at +257-22-20-7000 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +257-22-20-7318, or +257-79-938-841.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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