Major Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Bujumbura – Burundi

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 17, 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Major Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Bujumbura – Burundi:
May 16, 2018


Throughout Burundi.


Burundi will hold a referendum on May 17, 2018, to consider constitutional amendments proposed by the Government of Burundi. Widespread violence and/or unrest is not currently anticipated during the referendum period, but gatherings in support of and against the referendum and its results may occur.

Actions to Take:

Monitor local media.
Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
Keep a low profile.
Be aware of your surroundings.
Review your personal security plans.
Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current
Burundian visa.


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:
Embassy website
State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
Burundi Country Information
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Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of U.S. Embassy in Burundi.

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