Burundi Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import of:
1. 250 grams of tobacco products;
2. 1 liter of alcoholic beverages.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

It is not allowed to import arms and/or ammunition.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Export regulations:

Free export of gifts and travel souvenirs with a value not exceeding USD 500.- (or equivalent).

Crew members customs regulations:

Same regulations as for passengers apply.


Dogs and cats require:
- a veterinary health certificate issued at the point of origin not more than 15 days before departure; and
- an import permit.
On arrival a veterinary inspection will take place. The health certificate must state: 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.
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.

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:

Local currency (Burundese Franc-BIF): no restrictions.
Foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.-

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Burundese Franc-BIF): no restrictions.
Foreign currencies: up to USD 10,000.-

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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