Burundi (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Statistics | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa and Burundi established diplomatic relations on 23 June 1995.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Burundi

H E Ms K N Jolobe
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Burundi Representation in South Africa

H E Mr A Bukuru
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Republic of Burundi

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Burundi Embassy in Pretoria.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever vaccination and malaria prophylaxis are recommended.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Burundi lies on the western escapement of the high African plateau, 1400 to 1800 m above sea level, though there are elevations over 2000 m in the west. The land slopes more gently towards the east. Annual rainfall is plentiful (800 to 1400 mm) and comparatively reliable. The vegetation is generally moist savanna with grassland covering the higher-lying parts. Average temperature in the higher parts is 20 degrees C and 23 degrees C in the lower areas.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Burundi Franc (FB), divided into 100 centimes. The currency is not freely convertible.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Burundi, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No information




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