Official languages are French and Kirundi. Kiswahili and English are widely spoken.
01/01/2022 New Year
05.02.2022 Day of the Unity of the People
05/01/2022 Labor Day
05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ
07/01/2022 Independence Day
08/15/2022 Assumption Day
10/13/2022 Commemoration Day for Rwagasore
10/21/2022 Memorial Day for President Ndadaye
11/01/2022 all saints day
Duty free shopping
The following items can be imported duty-free into Burundi: – 250g of tobacco; – 1L of alcoholic beverages. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
Embassy of the Republic of Burundi
Rue de Lausanne 44
+41 (0)22 732 77 05. Embassy of the Republic of Burundi
(also responsible for Austria)
Honorary consulate without a visa in Vienna.
Berliner Strasse 36
+49 (0)30 234 56 70.
Mon-Thu 09.00-13.30 and 14.00-17.00, Fri 09.00-13.30 and 14.00-16.00. Consular Dept.: Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00.
Light suits or suits are appropriate for business meetings. The best months for business trips are April to October or December and January. Business hours: Mon-Fri 07.30-12.00 and 14.00-17.30.
Chambre Fédérale de Commerce et de l’Industrie du Burundi (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) 02, Avenue du 13 Octobre, Rohero I, Bujumbura, Burundi Tel. +257 (0)22 22 22 80. Website: www.cfcib.bi
International direct dialing. International calls must be made from the Office National des Telecommunications (0NATEL), from hotels or from telephone centers.
GSM 900. Network operators: Telcel Burundi (Internet: www.telecel.com), SAFARIS and Spacetel. The network coverage is limited to the west of the country.
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the main provider is CBI Network (Internet: www.cbinf.com). There are a few internet cafes in Bujumbura.
Opening hours of the main post office in Bujumbura: Mon-Fri 07.30-12.00 and 14.00-17.00.
Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.