Rwanda Will Issue Visa-on-Arrival to ALL Travellers from 1 Jan 2018

Rwanda Will Issue Visa-on-Arrival to ALL Travellers from 1 Jan 2018

This relaxed visa regime signals the country further opening its borders to travellers.

Ever considered visiting Rwanda? Well, now you really should because travelling to the country will get a lot easier next year.

The country has just announced that it will be issuing visa-on-arrival to any citizen around the world with a valid passport, whether they enter by air, sea or road. Currently, this arrangement is available only for African passport-holders and a few nationalities outside of the continent. The visa-on-arrival is valid for 30 days and a fee might be applicable depending on the nationality of the entrant.

Rwanda also announced that effective immediately, citizens from a number of countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean are eligible for a 90-day visa, free of charge. Travellers from Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines are included.

What’s there to do in Rwanda?

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Well, other than visiting its three national parks to catch a glimpse of rare mountain gorillas and other magnificent wildlife, there’s plenty to explore in Rwanda: mountains, volcanoes and lakes, cities like Kigali and Butare, as well as genocide memorials.

On top of that, Rwanda is a relatively safe country with low crime levels, though standard precautions should still be taken.

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