Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Presidential Reelection Celebrations (Sept. 11, 2015)

Friday, September 11, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Burundi has received information that celebrations will be held throughout the country to recognize the reelection of the President tomorrow, Saturday, September 12. The Embassy recommends that all U.S. citizens exercise caution, avoid any celebratory festivities or large crowds, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security.

U.S. citizens who have decided to stay in Burundi should review the Burundi Travel Warning issued on May 14 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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