- Aug 29, 2007
I am a Tanzanian working in the DRC. Recently I visited Uvira town, and decided to cross the border into Bujumbura, Burundi to do some shopping. To my great surprise the immigration official on the Burundi side demanded that I pay $20.00 as Visa fee. I tried to reason with him that we are in the same Community now, but he rudely (very rudely) demanded the twenty dollars AND threatened(!) me, that he would lock me up!! I paid the $20.00 and he gave me some kind of receipt. I would like the views of my fellow East Africans about this incident.