Friday, September 10, 2021

Stay Safe & Healthy in Burundi

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Stay Safe in Burundi

Although much of the country has returned to some semblance of normalcy since the completion of the nation’s democratic transition and the election of a democratically elected head of state in August 2005, visitors should be aware that there is still significant insecurity throughout the country and should exercise extreme caution. Aside from the still-active rebel organization, the Troops Nationales de la Liberation (FNL), which continues to target government forces and people, banditry and armed robbery, as well as minor crimes, remain a danger. Visitors should be cautious, avoid traveling after dark, and be mindful of curfews. Many highways are closed at night, and most embassies impose curfews on their employees. Visitors should contact their embassy, as they would in any other conflict or post-conflict scenario, to stay up to date on the latest local events and to be aware of the shifting security environment.

Stay Healthy in Burundi

Avoid eating at kiosks and drinking unboiled water. Also, be sure you’ve been vaccinated.

HIV infection is common in Uganda, as it is in many other African nations. According to one source [www], the urban rate was 18.6 percent and the rural rate was 7.5 percent in 2002.

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