A Rwanda Visa is required for all visitors except for nationals of the UK, Germany, Sweden, USA, Hong Kong, Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa Tanzania and Uganda (for a duration of less than three months).
For the rest of the unmentioned countries, the cost goes for about $60, depending on the place of issue. For fly in travelers, visas of recent are being issued at Kigali airport on arrival, and you can also usually buy visas at overland boarders.
Nationals of countries without an embassy can also obtain a visa on arrivalby prior arrangement with their hosts, who can arrange a facilitate d’entrée.
In case you plan on hiring a vehicle while in the country, do organize an international driving license (via one of the main motoring associations in a country in which you are licensed to drive), which you may be asked to produce together with your original license.
For Identification and security concern, just in case the worst comes to the worst, it’s advisable to detail all your identification information, make copies of it and distribute a copy into your luggage, your money-belt and definitely gibe some to close relatives and friends; make sure it includes; traveler’scheque numbers and refund information, travel insurance policy details and 24-hour emergency contact number, passport number, details of relatives or friends to be contacted in an emergency, bank and credit card details, camera and lens serial numbers.
Importantly, include also email and contact information of your destination, company, organization or friends and family.
Other Necessary Information
-Burundi Visas cost US$40 for one month single entry, although check on the security situation very carefully before visiting. Also available on the border.
-Democratic Republic of Congo For land crossings to eastern DR Congo eight-day visas are available at Bukavu or Goma for US$35.
-Kenya Visas cost US$50 or the equivalent in local currency, require two photographs and are issued the same day if you apply before 11.30am. However, visas are also available on arrival.
-Tanzania Visas require two photos and generally take 24 hours to issue. The cost depends on nationality.
-Uganda Visas cost US$50, require two photos and are issued in 24 hours. However, it is far easier to get them at the border on arrival.
We look forward to welcoming you to Rwanda- the land of a thousand hills and hope these tips will help you in your preparation. Please contact us should you have any questions.
Visa Entry Application
Please note that – Nationals from the East African Community, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, United States of America, Germany, Mauritius, Great Britain, Sweden, and Hong Kong may visit Rwanda without a visa for a period of up to 90 days. If there is no Rwandan Embassy or Mission in your vicinity, an entry facility can be requested online on https://www.migration.gov.rw this facility can be used to obtain a visa at any official point of entry into Rwanda and should be done at least 72 hours before entry.
East Africa Tourist Visa
If visiting one more country in East Africa – The East Africa Tourist visa is operational and you can go to http://www.migration.gov.rw then click on ‘Apply for online visa” and under personal identification click on ”East Africa Tourist Visa” and you can fill in the form with your details. The cost of the EATV visa is USD 100 and the countries listed are Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Tanzania & Burundi are yet to join in the wagon.
Rwanda, warmly known as ‘The land of a thousand hills” is situated in East – central Africa. It lies 121 Km South (75 miles) of the equator in the Tropic of Capricorn, 1416 kilometers (880Miles) west of the Indian Ocean and 1250 km (777 miles) east of the Atlantic Ocean – literally the heart of Africa. Rwanda is bordered by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west. The country has a temperate climate, with two rainy seasons (February to April, November to January). Average temperatures range from 16-22 degree Celsius.