The U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura is Open
The U.S Embassy is operating as usual, including the Consular section. All routine consular services, including services for U.S. citizens and visa appointments, are currently available. The U.S. Embassy will only close for official U.S. and Burundian holidays. For a list of these holidays click Mission Holidays. Mission Holidays »
- The U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Warning on 14 May to announce the ordered departure of U.S. government family members and non-emergency staff, and recommends U.S. citizens currently in Burundi depart as soon as it is feasible because of the deteriorating security situation.
U.S. Embassy Bujumbura would like to inform all U.S. Citizens that due to increased insecurity, the Embassy will be closed on Friday, May 15, 2015.
Secretary Kerry: Threat of ISIS
In a polarized region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of countries, including the United States. What’s needed to confront its nihilistic vision and genocidal agenda is a global coalition using political, humanitarian, economic, law enforcement and intelligence tools to support military force.
For the French translation click here.