Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Burundi?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Australia to Burundi. In Burundi, people are using different power plugs and power outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Australia!

Burundi und Australia compared
Flag: Australia
IOutlets of type IOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Flag: Burundi
COutlets of type CEOutlets of type EOutlets
220 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Power sockets

Which types of power plugs are used in Burundi?

Burundi uses power plugs of type C and E. Power outlets of type I, which are common in Australia, are not in use in Burundi.

Country information

About Burundi

Flag: About Burundi

Burundi is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with about 10.7 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 28 000 km². The capital of Burundi is Bujumbura (332 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking French and Rundi.

The neighbors of Burundi are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania.

TLD: .biCurrency: BIFCountry calling code: +257Country Code : BI
Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Burundi?

The voltage in Burundi is 220 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 230 volts in Australia. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Australia:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Burundi, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Burundi?

The utility frequency in Burundi is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is the same as in Australia. That's why it is safe to use all your electric appliances in Burundi.