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  1. Anonymous

    Hoping somebody can provide a helpful suggestion here. Booked flights on Kenya Airways through Cheapo Air from Rwanda to Burundi. Burundi subsequently changed their visa process to eliminate visa on arrival, and now I don’t have time before traveling to carry out the process, so can’t enter the country. Of course, Cheapo Air and Kenya Airways are saying “non-refundable ticket, suck it!” I’m paraphrasing.

    Having purchased it with the Amex SPG card, any chance this could qualify as trip cancellation/interruption? Or any other suggestions on how to get refunded?

    Thanks,
    Nick

  2. rickyw

    Ouch. Are you traveling in less than 15 days? A service may be able to assist:

    [URL]http://alliedpassport.com/visas/burundi-tourist.php[/URL]

  3. Tandroy Foty

    Thanks, but we’re traveling internationally, and need the passport on hand for all the other borders we’re crossing.

  4. rickyw

    I would recommend visiting the embassy in Kigali (assuming you are in Rwanda). They would be the only ones able to help at this point.

    [URL]http://www.burundi.embassy.gov.rw/acceuil.html[/URL]

    I can’t see your credit card covering you in this instance. I just did a quick search, and best I can tell, Burundi hasn’t provided visa on arrival for at least 6 months. Unless you purchased your ticket prior to that, I don’t imagine travel insurance would apply.

  5. Tandroy Foty

    Yeah, I’ll be sure to do that, see if they have any last minute options. Thanks for the advice.

  6. rickyw

    Good luck!

  7. kylie

    They’ve helped me with my visa to USA [URL]https://usimmigrationforms.com/[/URL] and every time I’ve called them with questions, they’ve patiently and accurately answered them all.

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