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Burundi Travel Restrictions

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Burundi.

Outgoing travel to BurundiTravelling from New Zealand to Burundi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Burundi.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR-RT test result. Travelers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. The cost of a COVID-19 test is USD 50.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 3 days upon entering Burundi.

Details and exceptions

All travelers are subject to a 3-day quarantine in a quarantine hotel at their own expense while awaiting the results of the COVID-19 test taken on arrival in Burundi.

If a single positive case is found amongst the travelers on the same aircraft; all travelers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in a quarantine hotel at their own expense.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Burundi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Burundi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Burundi will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Burundi.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Burundi without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Burundi.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 3 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Restaurants in Burundi are closed. Bars in Burundi are closed.