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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • February 13, 2016
    The U.S. Embassy in Burundi has received information of pro-government protests in downtown Bujumbura (about two miles from the Embassy) occurring today, Saturday, February 13, 2016.
  • December 31, 2015

    Out of caution during the New Year's Eve celebration, U.S. Embassy personnel in Burundi have been directed to limit non-essential movement in Bujumbura and avoid areas where regular police checkpoints are located after dark for the evening of December 31, 2015.

  • December 26, 2015

    The U.S. Embassy in Burundi has received information that possible protests are planned for today, Saturday, December 26, 2015. Considering recent violence in Bujumbura, we recommend U.S. citizens avoid large gatherings of people, maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security.

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