Rwanda Practical Information

Passports are required by all foreign visitors to Rwanda and must be valid for at least 6 months after the intended length of your trip.
Visas may be required for Rwanda depending on the nationality of your passport. It is your responsibility to check the entry visa requirements with the individual embassy of each country you intend visiting prior to departure. Visa applications can be processed online, through Rwanda’s diplomatic missions abroad or else on arrival in Kigali in person. It is essential to have at least two blank, consecutive pages for each country you will be visiting. This excludes Amendment and Endorsement pages.
THIS IS SERIOUS, if you do not have the required blank pages, you could be denied boarding of your flight before you even start your trip!
If you are a parent / guardian traveling with a minor (aged 18 or younger), you must be in possession of a certified letter of consent from the non-accompanying parent or guardian.
For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the Rwandan representation closest to his place of residence.


Need to text negative of COVID-19
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are required.

Jet lag
Rwanda Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). Rwanda is in the Central Africa Time Zone (CAT).

Rwanda uses the Rwandan Francs (RWF).
1 Euro (€) =1146,81 RWF
1 Dollar (USD) =968,55 RWF

230 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.


The official languages are : English, French , Swahili, and Kinyarwanda.

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