The Directorate General of Immigration & Emigration has released visa fees valid for 12 months from 31 July 2016. The standard tourist visa still costs US$50 but for those paying in other currencies it has changed to GBP35 or Euro45. A tourist group visa for 4-10 persons costs US$100/GBP70/Euro90. A transit visa costs US$30/GBP27/Euro20.
Goran writes: Trip report Jan 2014 Places visited Huye, Nyanza, Kigali, Rubavu, Rubona, Musanze, Lake Burera, Volcanoes NP (NB: some practical info may be outdated as the report is more than a year old). Exchange rate: USD1=RWF670 I was planning to stay in Rwanda for three weeks maybe, but had to cut my visit short as … Continue reading 2014 trip report
Eric Futtrup writes: First, this is a very good guidebook, which me and my travel mate brought two copies of, so we plan and read ahead. I was also very happy that you included the Goma/Virunga chapter – though there are a few things that needs to be updated. Rubavu – map p.194: The Petit … Continue reading New Rwanda and eastern DRC trip report
For those visiting Rwanda in conjunction with Uganda &/or Kenya after the end of December 2014, it wil now be possible to buy a joint v9sa for all three countries. See the linked pdf below for further details:East Africa visas
Ray writes: "Your otherwise excellent Rwanda guide let me down last week in one respect when I visited Rwanda for the purpose of gorilla trekking amongst other things. I got a nasty surprise at Dublin airport when I was informed that I needed a visa as an Irish citizen. On p.35 of the Guide 2012 … Continue reading Rwanda visas for Irish passport-holders
The best route out of Kigoma to Rwanda (Kigali) is via Bujumbura, there are all the way through minibuses at the bus station at Kigoma. The road to the border at Munirra is perfectly tarmacced and takes about 1hr 20 minutes. It costs $20 for a visa to enter Burundi, then there is a rough … Continue reading Overland to Rwanda from Kigoma (Tanzania)
Just an update to your visa information. Canadians now require a visa to enter Rwanda, and need to go through the same process of applying online at least 3 days in advance prior to entering the country. The visa cost is $60. If you are not a resident of the countries listed in this older … Continue reading Visa requirements for Canadians (& others)