How to get in Bujumbura?


How to get in Bujumbura?

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    Visa rules and prices change frequently. As of November 2014 two different visas are available on arrival – a one month, multiple entry visa costs US $90, a 3-day (2-night) transit visa is $40. Visas can be obtained from embassies prior to travel.


    Visa on arrival is not possible without a special “entry permit” letter prior delivered by the Boundary Police Commissioner General. Visa on arrival is only payable in US dollars: euros are often not accepted, Burundian francs Fbu are not accepted (even is there is ATM in airport). Credit cards are not accepted even if the “Visa” and “MasterCard” acceptance logos are clearly visibles on airport stickers. Customs accepts only recent banknotes.

    By plane:


    • 1Bujumbura International Airport (BJM IATA), RN5 (is close to the city — 9.0 km (5.6 mi) north-west of Indépendance square.), +257 223 707 (office), +257 223 797 (flight information).Bujumbura International Airport (Q681134) on WikidataBujumbura International Airport on Wikipedia


    Recording around 5 flights per day, Bujumbura International Airport essensially connects to East African hub airports, via the following compagnies:

    • Ethiopian Airlines, from Addis Ababa (ADD IATA) — 1 flight per day — ET807
    • Kenya Airways, from Nairobi (NBO IATA) — 2 flights per day — KQ444 and KQ448
    • RwandAir, from Kigali (KGL IATA) — 2 flights per day — WB482 and WB483
    • Brussels Arilines, from Brussels (BRU IATA) — 1 flight per week, on Sunday — SN451


    Most companies reach Bujumbura via a 1-hour (3.6 ks) stop in Kigali. As of 2016, there is no direct flight to neighbors countries Tanzania and Democratic Republic of the Congo.


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