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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 🌀️ 19.00 °C in Rwanda with a rainfall of 🌧 42.29 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  🌀️ ~19.00 Β°C Β  🌧 ~42.29 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 12M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

You must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours before arrival. You'll undergo further screening measures on arrival, including a second COVID-19 test, wait for results in a designated transit hotel and then self-quarantine for seven days on release. Departing travellers must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 120 hours of travel. Restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 are still in place throughout the country, including specific measures in Kigali. A curfew is in place from 7pm to 4am across the country. Non-essential movement is restricted and face masks must be worn in public. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Rwanda due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

issued date: February 15, 2021

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 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 .

Driving
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Last updated: August 1, 2021