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Money & duty free for Burundi


Burundi Franc (BIF) = 100 centimes. Notes are in denominations of BIF5,000, 1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of BIF10, 5 and 1.


Credit cards: 

Major credit cards are not generally accepted; there is limited use in some major hotels.


There are no ATMs in Burundi.

Travellers cheques: 

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars or Euros. Commission rates are usually high.

Banking hours: 

Mon-Fri, mornings only.