Arrival & Departure Procedures


From 1st Jan 2018, Nationals of all countries receive visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders. Citizens of all countries get a 30-DAYS-VISA upon arrival without any prior application. The cost of this is 30 US DOLLAR. Please click here to view the communiqué on new visa regime.

If you intend to stay longer, please check on  to find out if you need a prior online application.

You must hold a valid passport to enter Rwanda. Your passport must be valid for the proposed duration of your stay and for 6 months from the date of entry into Rwanda.

A Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is an official requirement for entering Rwanda. You may be asked for your yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival or departure at Kigali International Airport, especially if you are entering Rwanda from a country where yellow fever is present. A Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate can also be requested on departure from Rwanda so please keep it with you throughout your stay in Rwanda.

Legally, for environmental reasons, plastic bags are prohibited in Rwanda. Visible plastic bags will be confiscated on arrival at the airport, and baggage may be opened to check for plastic bags inside.

The only international airport is Kigali International Airport. Would you need assistance in finding Airport transfer and internal transportation, especially reaching where the walkers are, let us know. 

Driving from the city centre to the airport can take from 20 minutes to 40 minutes during rush hour, and should cost approximately 6,000 – 10,000 RWF in a city taxi.