Currency: There are a few international ATMs in Burundi. However, frequent power outages and connectivity issues prevent them from being a reliable source of currency. Additionally, most Burundian hotels and businesses do not accept credit cards. Some hotels in Bujumbura accept payment in U.S. dollars or Euros from non-Burundians. Travelers should be aware that Burundian banking practices prohibit the acceptance of U.S. currency printed before the year 2006.
Photography: The U.S. Embassy recommends that you do not photograph airports, military installations, or other government buildings and that you obtain permission from individuals before taking their photographs.
Power Shortages: At times, the power supply in Bujumbura can be a serious problem, particularly during the dry season and after nightfall.
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