Burundi Import Restrictions


In order to enter Burundi, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Burundi government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Burundi, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Burundi.

Burundi Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Burundi authorities before posting:

  • Drugs and medicines
  • Saccharine and similar products
  • Plants and grain
  • Cotton seeds
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Films.
  • Burundi requires an import permit for all commercial goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.

Prohibitions

In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Burundi prohibits

  • Animals
  • Absinthe and alcohol containing absinthe
  • Bullion and currency
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, precious stones and metals
  • Pornography.

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