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Rwanda international travel guide in November 2023

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Rwanda is part of Africa with main city at Kigali. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 18.74 ยฐC in Rwanda with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 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 Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Least Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~18.74 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~136.49 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 12M people

Rwanda Travel Advice

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Exercise normal safety precautions
Weโ€™ve reviewed our advice for Rwanda. We havenโ€™t changed the level of our advice, exercise normal safety precautions. Higher levels apply in some areas.โ€ฏ We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Rwanda.ย  Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Rwanda Weather

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Rwanda Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

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

Money in Rwanda

๐Ÿ’ฑ 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.

๐Ÿง 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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

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๐Ÿ“ก 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.

๐Ÿ“ฑ 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.

๐Ÿ“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 in Rwanda

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Rwanda travel details

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