Travel Issues and Visa


The following provides some general overviews on visa policy of Rwanda. However, we strongly encourage participants to check their individual citizenship and the latest visa policy of Rwanda before travelling. Please click here for more information.

Visa type required: T6-1 (click here to download the application form)

Travellers must hold a passport valid for 6 months

Visa is required for most travellers.

It is important to note that citizens of some countries have the option of visa on arrival (which is valid for 30 days). These include the following:

  • All African countries
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

All other countries except the above should apply for visa before their flight to Rwanda. You can apply for the visa online here or visit Rwandan Diplomatic Mission in your country. In cases of visa applications before departure, please give sufficient time for its processing.

All visa applications (both on arrival and before departure) require a payment of USD 30 (20,000 Rwandan Francs) except the following countries (which is free):

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Burundi
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Please note People who have travelled to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recently might be refused entry due to Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa