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Burundi Travel Warning

Issued by U.S. Department of State

Apr 22, 2008

This Travel Warning updates American citizens on security conditions in Burundi.  American citizens should exercise caution while traveling in the country.  The U.S. Embassy restricts the travel of its personnel in Burundi, and certain areas of the capital, Bujumbura, are off-limits.  This supersedes the Travel Warning for Burundi dated December 10, 2007.

The Department of State continues to caution U.S. citizens traveling to Burundi.  Burundi was plagued by a civil war from 1993 to 2006 that often involved non-government, non-combatant targets.  In September 2006, the government and the last remaining hold-out rebel group from the peace process, the PALIPEHUTUFNL, signed a cease-fire agreement.  Many of the cease-fire provisions have not been implemented and the rebels still retain the capability to conduct indirect fire attacks on the capital.  In April 2008 rebel forces engaged Burundian military units just outside of Bujumbura city limits.  Rebels are still present throughout Bujumbura Rural, which surrounds the capital city.

Crime, often committed by groups of armed bandits or street children, poses the highest risk for foreign visitors to Bujumbura and Burundi in general.  Common crimes include muggings, burglaries, robberies, and carjackings.  Visitors should be careful when stopped in heavy traffic due to the threat of robbery by roving bands of criminals.  The U.S. Embassy has received reports of armed criminals ambushing vehicles, particularly on the roads leading out of Bujumbura.  U.S. Government personnel are restricted from walking on the streets during hours of darkness, and prohibited from using local public transportation.  Due to insufficient resources, local authorities in any part of Burundi are often unable to provide timely assistance in case of need.

The U.S. Embassy restricts the travel of Embassy personnel and certain areas of the capital, Bujumbura, are off-limits to Embassy personnel.  In addition, the Embassys Regional Security Officer must pre-approve all travel outside the capital by U.S. Embassy personnel, and employees must travel in two-vehicle convoys.  The Embassy recommends that Americans not travel on national highways from dusk to dawn.

Americans who travel to, or remain in, Burundi despite this Travel Warning are urged to contact the U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura for information on the latest Embassy security guidelines, and to register at the State Departments travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov.  By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.  Americans without Internet access may register directly with the U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura at Avenue des Etats-Unis, telephone (257) 22-22-34-54, fax (257) 22-22-29-26.  Security information for American citizens in Burundi is posted at http://burundi.usembassy.gov/warden_information.html. 

For further information, consult the Country Specific Information for Burundi and the current Worldwide Caution, available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at http://travel.state.gov.  Updated information on travel and security in Burundi is available at 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, and for callers in other countries, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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Debugging Information
ColdFusion Server Enterprise 9,0,2,282541
Template /trv.cfm
Time Stamp 03-Jun-20 03:48 PM
Locale English (US)
User Agent CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
Remote IP 172.69.63.143
Host Name 172.69.63.143


Execution Time

Total Time Avg Time Count Template
92 ms 92 ms 1 top level /home/www/html/trv.cfm
73 ms 73 ms 1 /home/www/html/navsidesbottom_rdesign4.cfm
71 ms 71 ms 1 /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm
71 ms 71 ms 1 /home/www/html/navrightmidcolumn_rdesign4.cfm
13 ms 13 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm
6 ms 6 ms 1 /home/www/html/Application.cfm
5 ms 5 ms 1 /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm
4 ms 4 ms 1 /home/www/html/leftnav_rdesign4.cfm
4 ms 4 ms 1 /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/constants.cfm
2 ms 2 ms 1 /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottommobilenav_rdesign4.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/bottomnav_rdesign4.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 2 /home/www/html/navinjection.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /home/www/html/navlikeandmore.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/datasources.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/ibkey.cfm
0 ms 0 ms 1 /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm
1 ms  STARTUP, PARSING, COMPILING, LOADING, & SHUTDOWN
99 ms  TOTAL EXECUTION TIME
red = over 250 ms average execution time


SQL Queries

GeneralSet (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=1, Cached Query) in /var/www/expatexchange.com/expat/queries/qry_GeneralSet.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
  SELECT * FROM genset 
WHERE dbname = "ee"
UpdateUserVisits (Datasource=forum, Time=2ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/Application.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
      	  UPDATE users
      	  SET uservisits = uservisits + 1              
       	  WHERE username = 'guest'
    	
getArticle2 (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/trv.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	Select *
	From articles
	Where articleID = 3041 
countrystatus (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/trv.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	Select articlePlacement.networkID
	From articles, articlePlacement, Networks
	Where articlePlacement.articleID = 3041 
	and articles.articleID = 3041 
	and articlePlacement.networkID = Networks.networkID 
UpdateImpressions (Datasource=expert, Time=2ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/trv.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
  UPDATE articles
  SET impressions = impressions + 1
	Where articleID = 3041 
GetNetworks (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=153, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	Select *
	From Networks
	where isCity = 'country'
	order by networkname
getname (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	Select networkname, forumLink, frmid, networktype, isCity, hot, networkID, usekeywords, metatitle, shortname, shortnamecap
	From Networks
	Where networkID = 159 
getcities (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	Select *
	From citynetworks
	Where networkID = 159
	and status <> 'hold'
	ORDER by city
GetForums (Datasource=forum, Time=0ms, Records=154, Cached Query) in /home/www/html/navmeta_rdesign4.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
  SELECT f.frmid, frmname, f.catid
  FROM forums f
  WHERE dbname = "ee"
and frmname <> "ee"
and frmname <> "Ecuador Welcome Forum"
and f.catid = 2
  GROUP BY f.frmid
  ORDER BY frmname
checklog (Datasource=stats, Time=2ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navtop_rdesign4.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT *
FROM tracking
WHERE ipaddress = '172.69.63.143'
and logtime > "2020-06-03 00:00:00.000"
and logtime < "2020-06-03 23:59:59.999"
ORDER BY logtime DESC
gettower (Datasource=expert, Time=2ms, Records=2) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	Select *
	From banners
	WHERE status <> "hold"
	AND position = "eesubtower"
	and weight > 7
    and toDate > "2020-06-02"
    and fromDate < "2020-06-03"
UpdatePageViews (Datasource=expert, Time=2ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navtower_rdesign4.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
  UPDATE banners
  SET impressions = impressions + 1
  WHERE bannerid = 864 
gettopbanner (Datasource=expert, Time=3ms, Records=2) in /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	Select *
	From banners
	WHERE status <> "hold"
	AND (position = "eebanner")
	and weight = 10
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    and fromDate < "2020-06-03"
UpdatePageViews (Datasource=expert, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navleader_rdesign4.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
  UPDATE banners
  SET impressions = impressions + 1
  WHERE bannerid = 865 
getpropertyslugs (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT *
FROM topics
WHERE topicid = 6
getclass (Datasource=tipripper, Time=26ms, Records=71) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	SELECT DISTINCT answersphoto.photo, answersphoto.answerid, answersphoto.qid, answers.rid, allreports.networkname, allreports.networkid, allreports.city, allreports.state
	FROM answersphoto, answers, allreports 
	WHERE answersphoto.answerid = answers.answerid
	and allreports.answerid = answers.answerid
	and allreports.topicid = 6
	and allreports.hide <> 'y'
	and (answers.paid = 'yes' or answers.paid = 'free')
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getprice (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80723'
	AND answerstext.qid = 109
getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80723'
	AND answerstext.qid = 113
getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80723'
	AND answerstext.qid = 114
getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
FROM Networks
WHERE networkid = '55'
getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 133
AND answersmc.answerid = '80723'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 130
AND answersmc.answerid = '80723'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 132
AND answersmc.answerid = '80723'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getprice (Datasource=tipripper, Time=5ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80717'
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getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=5ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80717'
	AND answerstext.qid = 113
getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80717'
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getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
FROM Networks
WHERE networkid = '20'
getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 133
AND answersmc.answerid = '80717'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 130
AND answersmc.answerid = '80717'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 132
AND answersmc.answerid = '80717'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getprice (Datasource=tipripper, Time=4ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
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getbed (Datasource=tipripper, Time=5ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
	FROM answerstext
	WHERE answerstext.answerid = '80713'
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getbath (Datasource=tipripper, Time=3ms, Records=0) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
	SELECT DISTINCT answerstext.answer, answerstext.answerid, answerstext.qid
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getlocationtag1 (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT shortname, networkname, networkid
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WHERE networkid = '119'
getrentorsale (Datasource=tipripper, Time=1ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 133
AND answersmc.answerid = '80713'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
getpropertytype (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
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WHERE answersmc.qid = 130
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getfurnished (Datasource=tipripper, Time=0ms, Records=1) in /home/www/html/navpropertybox_interim_main_new.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
SELECT DISTINCT qoptions.value, qoptions.qoid
FROM qoptions, answersmc
WHERE answersmc.qid = 132
AND answersmc.answerid = '80713'
AND answersmc.qoid = qoptions.qoid
GetCountryList (Datasource=expert, Time=0ms, Records=96) in /home/www/html/navsidesbottom_rdesign4.cfm @ 15:48:40.040
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