Visa policy of Rwanda

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Rwanda tourist visa issued at Rwandan embassy in Tanzania in 2014

The Republic of Rwanda, a member of the East African Community, allows citizens of all African countries to obtain a visa on arrival. Citizens of most other countries must obtain an e-Visa online before departure.[1] All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one empty page. Kenyans and Ugandans may use an ID card in lieu of a passport to enter Rwanda.[2]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Rwanda

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following countries are visa exempt for the length of stay indicated:[3]

6 months
90 days (also dubbed visa free of charge)

ID — May also enter with an ID card.

Holders of diplomatic and service passports of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, India, Israel, Morocco and Turkey do not require a visa.[5]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Visitors from all countries have been eligible for visa on arrival since 1 January 2018. Citizens of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa countries receive visas valid for 90 days while other visitors are granted visas valid for 30 days.[6][7][8]


Before 1 January 2018, citizens of all countries requiring a visa before arrival can obtain one online or at a Rwandan diplomatic mission.[9] An entry visa is valid for a single entry for a period not exceeding 30 days and is processed within three working days.[10]

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