United States Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi October 24, 2019

Location:

Near Kibira National Park forest in Bubanza province

Event: 

Over the past two days there have been press reports of an armed clash that occurred on October 22 in and/or near Kibira National Park forest in Bubanza province that resulted in injuries and deaths. The U.S. Embassy has no information about any specific threat related to this event or this region.

 

Actions to Take:

 

  • Reminds U.S. citizens to have in place personal security plans

 

  • 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

 

  • Carefully consider travel to this area until more information is known about the security situation in the area.

 

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi

During business hours: +257 22 20 7000

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

Email address: bujumburac@state.gov

Embassy website

 

State Department – Consular Affairs

+1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444

Burundi Country Information

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