Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country amid the African Great Lakes region where East and Central Africa converge. The capital is Gitega, having moved from Bujumbura in February 2019. The southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika

Important Information
Visas + Currency


Required by ALL passport holders

For more information regarding food restrictions, passports/visa and pet travel enquiries, please contact the consulate/embassy.

Currency: Burundi Franc (BIF)

Health Requirements

Compulsory Vaccinations

  • Yellow Fever 

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid


  • Malaria risk
AA Club

Club Automobile Du Burundi (CAB)

B.P 2715
Tel: +257 22 224 221
Fax: +257 22 224 447
Email: anselme_bigirimana@yahoo.fr
Contact: Anselme Bigirimana

consulate/embassy Contact Details
  • Dailing Code (00257)
  • Embassy of Burundi
  • +27 (012) 342-4881 / 3
  • SA Representative
  • +257 222 48220-3

Documents Required

  • Valid passport of the driver
  • Valid Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver passport of the driver
  • Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver
  • If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.
  • Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post
  • International Driving Permit: Recommended

Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

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