Bujumbura - Post Report Question and Answers

Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

No. BIF only is used. I have used my credit card at only the Flemingo Diplomatic store and the Kiriri Gardes Hotel. USD is not allowed to be used here locally. - Mar 2021


Credit cards are accepted at some hotels and the Diplomatic Duty Free store. ATMs are very common, but are often not functioning for international cards. In my experience they are safe to use, however it is not recommended. - Nov 2017


Don't use them. Only cash. - Aug 2015


Not possible. - Aug 2009


This is a cash-only place. - Oct 2008


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