Burundian visa for South African citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for South African passport holders visiting Burundi for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For South African citizens to enter Burundi for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Burundi e-visa for South African citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Burundi visa on arrival for South African citizens Not Available

Burundi tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding South African passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Burundi.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Burundi.

If you are looking for Burundi visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from South Africa, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Burundi nearest your place of residence.

  • Pretoria: The Embassy of Burundi in Pretoria, South Africa (Working hours: Close now)

Burundi visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Burundi diplomatic mission offices to South Africa for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from South Africa traveling to Burundi from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (South Africa) estimated Change (%)
2008 1,677 N/A
2009 1,760 4.95%
2010 1,179 -33.01%
2011 1,195 1.36%
2012 1,220 2.09%
2013 1,942 59.18%
2014 1,951 0.46%
2015 1,087 -44.28%
2016 1,552 42.78%
2017 2,482 59.92%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Burundi & South Africa comparison

Burundi's area is approximately 25,680 km2 (9,915 sq mi), while the area of South Africa is approximately 1,213,090 km2 (468,376 sq mi). This means South Africa is 47.24 times bigger than Burundi.

As of July 2021, Burundi's population is ~32.7 million people - 69,218,604 fewer people than the population of South Africa.

We have highlighted Burundi & South Africa’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Burundi South Africa Difference
Population (est 2021) 32,727,346 101,945,950 69.2 million fewer people live in Burundi than South Africa
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 36 124 Burundi has 88 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with South Africa.
Travel freedom (2021) 20 67 Burundi passport holders visit 47 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 20 197 Burundian hosts 177 fewer foreign missions than South Africa.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from South Africa travel to Burundi in one year?

The number of visitors from South Africa visiting Burundi in 2017 was approximately 2,482.

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