Acquiring a visa is always the first part of planning your travel to a specific country. However, getting a travel visa for Rwanda is amazingly trouble-free. Located in the heart of Africa, at the point where the central African jungles intersect with the east African Savannah, Rwanda is arguably one of the world’s most beautiful nations.
The well curved hills, chaperoned with sweet sounds of nature from the endangered mountain gorillas, rare golden monkeys, chimpanzees, an array of adorable bird species and an unimaginably ravishing landscape marked with extensive plantations, farmlands, numerous lakes and several hills certifying her beautiful name; The land of a thousand Hills. Rwanda should definitely be on your bucket list of places to visit during your next African safari.
What to know before acquiring a Rwanda Visa
Please note that there are visa exempt countries to Rwanda, especially those within regional co-operation blocks. Contact us during your visa application process so we can advise appropriately. A compulsory prerequisite to getting a visa for Uganda is a valid yellow fever immunization. Therefore, all travelers intending to visit the Republic of Rwanda must obtain this immunization card prior to applying for a Rwandan visa.
Other requirements include a copy of valid passport and a current passport size photo. In case of any major disease outbreak, specific requirements / guidelines are always laid and put to knowledge of the public.
Where to get Rwanda Visas
Rwanda Visas can be issued upon arrival at different border points or from Rwandan Embassies / high commissions overseas. Alternatively, one can apply online at the official website of the Directorate-General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) which is www.migration.gov.rw or the Government portal www.irembo.gov.rw only, or from any trusted travel agency. The visa online system is free, fast and secure and enables payment with credit cards, from the comfort of your room.
Visa fees for Rwanda depend squarely on the class of visa needed, purpose of the visit and nationality. Therefore, every visa attracts a different fee. Classes of visas in Rwanda may include, among others, ordinary tourist visa, East African Tourist visa, multiple entry visa, Transit visa and more.
However for tourists, the ordinary tourist and East African tourist visas are recommended. These cost 50$ and 100$ per person respectively.
This East African tourist visa is valid for a period up to 90 days, though this cannot be extended to more months, like other visas.
An East African Tourist Visa is recommended for a tourist visiting one of these countries – Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. This visa has eased movement of individuals through these countries without having to incur extra charges on individual single entry visas.
Choose Rwanda as your next safari destination and experience the true country of a thousand hills, great scenery, verdant fauna and flora, warm and hospitable people, and so much more.