Rwanda international travel guide

Landscape view of Rwanda

Rwanda πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό

Rwanda is part of Africa with main city at Kigali. It's usually 🌀️ 18.74 °C in Rwanda with a rainfall of 🌧 136.49 mm. Internet speed in Rwanda is on average 9.9 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 12M people. The main currency is Rwanda Franc. The languages spoken are Kinyarwanda, English and French. Automatic teller machines are rare in Rwanda. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  🌀️ ~18.74 Β°C Β  🌧 ~136.49 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 12M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

If you're interested in possible commercial flight options from Rwanda home to Australia, register with the Australian High Commission in Nairobi by emailing consular.nairobi@dfat.gov.au. Measures are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Rwanda and are being strictly enforced. A curfew is in place from 9pm to 5am. Non-essential movement is restricted and face masks must be worn in public at all times. All borders remain closed except to cargo, Rwandan citizens and legal residents. Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Anyone exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19 will be moved to isolation and if they test positive, will be treated in a Government healthcare facility. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Rwanda.

issued date: May 20, 2020

Weather

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🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Rwanda uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type J.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Kinyarwanda, English and French

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Rwanda uses the Rwandan franc (symbol: Fr), code RWF.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Rwanda. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Rwanda is on average 9.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Rwanda is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 12,642.00 RWF, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Airtel, KTRN, MTN or Tigo. Rwanda uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Rwanda upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Rwanda, dial +, then 250 (the country code for Rwanda), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Rwanda, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 250 .

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Last updated: November 9, 2020

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