Burundi Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import of:
1. 1 kilogram of tobacco or 1000 cigarettes;
2. 1 liter of alcoholic beverages.
A deposit may be required for cameras, portable typewriters, recorders etc.

Export regulations:

Free export of gifts and travel souvenirs with a value not exceeding BIF 300.-.


Dogs and cats require a veterinary health certificate issued at the point of origin and an import permit. On arrival veterinary inspection will take place. The health certificate must mention: country of origin, names and Christian name and address of owner, species, sex of animal, that animal is free from ticks and has not been exposed to contagious diseases. Furthermore (for dogs and cats) the health certificate must state that they have been vaccinated against rabies over one month but less than 12 months before departure if an activated or Kelev vaccine has been used, or 36 months before departure if an avianized (Flury) vaccine has been used. This certificate must be issued not more than 15 days before departure.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Burundi.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Burundi, if the passengers do not leave the transit area.


Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Burundese Franc-BIF): up to BIF 2000.-.
Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Airport Tax

Embarkation Tax: is levied on all passengers embarking in Burundi: USD 20.-.
Place of payment: Airport of departure.

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