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Rwandan Travel Information

Rwanda Visas

The Foreign Nationals who wish to have a Visa to Rwanda need to forward the respective applications to the Rwandan Diplomatic Missions in their given countries to be processed.

In countries where there is no Diplomatic Missions or consulates, the foreign nationals can apply for the Visa acceptance letter on line which is supposed to be presented on arrival to ascertain the visa after paying the $30 Visa fee.

As a result of bilateral agreements, the following countries are exempted to pay for the Visa to Rwanda for a period stretching up to 90 days. Citizens of Hong Kong, Mauritius, Philippines, Democratic Republic of Congo and Singapore are exempted from paying.

Also the citizens of the East African Community are given six (6) months visitor pass that is renewable and this document is issued on arrival at no cost.

The Citizens of Australia, Israel, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, United States of America, Republic of South Africa and United Kingdom are issued Rwanda Visa with no prior application but with payment of $30 on arrival.

It can be noted that tourist / Visit Visa should not be utilized for work

The nationals of all the African countries that intend to travel to Rwanda or transiting through it can obtain Visa on arrival with no prior application. For those that are not exempted, they have to pay the $30.  These people can also acquire Visa from the Rwandan missions in their own countries or via on line except the UN Mission in New York.

The general Information to the traveller seeking to travel to Rwanda on a tourist Visa

Travel Document:

The applicant must be in possession of valid passport or any other acceptable travel document.  The Passport must have the six (6) months validity from the date of entry.

Health Requirements:

Rwanda requires that the traveller gets vaccinated against yellow fever and he / she must be in possession of Yellow fever certificate which is presented on arrival. Other special emergencies are always alerted to the public

Visa Fees:

The Rwanda Visa Fees are $30 and these are used for processing applications and even if the applications are not credible to secure the Visa, the fee is not refundable.

Validity of a Visa:

The Rwanda tourist Visa is varied for 90 days from the date of issue.

Financial Requirements:

The visa applicant must show that he / she has got adequate funds to cater for the respective cost of living in their given stay in Rwanda. The evidence for such funds might be requested on line, Rwanda mission in the local country or at the entry point.