VISA AND CONSULAR INFORMATION:
Information regarding visas can be obtained from the Rwandese Embassy or Consulate nearest you. Telephone and Fax numbers are listed below:
RWANDA'S DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS
Address: 1, Avenue de Fleurs, 1150 BRUXELLES
Phone: 032 02 763 07038
Fax: 032 02 763 07053
Address: 24, Avenue de la Republique Democratique du Congo
Phone: 00257 22 6865
Fax: 00257 22 3255
Address: 121 Sherwood Drive, OTTAWA, Ontario Kiy 3ÚI
Phone: 001 613 722 7921
Fax: 001 613 722 4052
Address: Hsieu Shaouei Bei Yie, BEIJING
Phone: 0086 10 65321820
Fax: 0086 10 65322006
Address: Beethovenalle-72, 53173 BONN
Phone: 0049 228 367038
Fax: 0049 228 351922
City: NEW DELHI
Address: B. 112 Neet Bash, New Delhi-110016
Phone: 972 369 13419/ 972 369 112319
Fax: 972 365 68085
Address: P.0 BOX 30.619 Kilimani, Kayahwe Road
Phone: 0025 425 75977
Fax: 002 542 575976
City: DAR ES SALAAM
Address: 32, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, P. O. Box 2918, DAR-ES-SALAAM
Phone: 255 511 15889
Fax: 255 511 15888
Address: Nakaima Road n°2, P.O. BOX 2468 KAMPALA
Phone: 256 413 43662
Fax: 256 412 44405
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Address: 58-59 Trafalgar Square, LONDON WC2N5DX
Phone: 0044 171 930 2570
Fax: 0044 171 930 2572
Mobile: 0044 410 79 8036
Country: UNITED STATES
City: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Address: 1724 New Hampshire Avenue N.W., WASHINGTON D.C. 20009
Phone: 001 202 232 2882
Fax: 001 202 232 4544
Country: UNITED NATIONS
City: NEW YORK
Address: 124 East, 39th Street, Third Floor, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10016
Phone: 001 212 679 9010
Fax: 001 212 679 9133
NOTE: Citizens of the United States of America do not require visas to travel to Rwanda.
Getting to Rwanda: One can fly to Rwanda with Sabena, Alliance Express/Alliance Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania and Air Burundi. All international flights land at Kanombe Airport which is 10kms away from central Kigali.
Passports and visas: A valid passport is mandatory. VISAS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR NATIONALS OF THE USA, GERMANY, CANADA, UGANDA, TANZANIA, KENYA, BURUNDI AND THE DRC. For further information, please call the Rwandan Embassy/Mission nearest to you. (Phone numbers provide below and in the Useful Contacts section of this website).
Health: A certificate for yellow fever vaccination is required. Malaria is present and anti-malarial drugs are recommended. Bottled mineral water, which is available in all major towns, is recommended instead of drinking ordinary tap water.
Money: The unit of currency is the Rwandan franc, which is traded at US$1=Rfr 430- 450 in April 2001. The US dollar is the hard currency preference. It may be impossible to exchange travelers’ cheques at a good rate (or at all) away from Kigali. All major credit cards can be used at hotels and good restaurants in Kigali.
Language: In addition to the indigenous language, Kinyarwanda, French and English are the official languages. French is widely spoken throughout the country, while many people speak English in Kigali and the main tourist areas. Kiswahili is also widely spoken around the country.