Rwanda travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Rwanda with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Rwanda.

Rwanda travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Rwanda with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Rwanda - quick facts
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Kinyarwanda, English
Currency Rwandan Franc
Electricity C + E + F + G plug (230V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Rwanda weather

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Rwanda travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Rwanda from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Rwanda.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Rwanda travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Rwanda with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Rwanda, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Rwanda covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Rwanda with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Rwanda FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Rwanda including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Rwanda due to Covid-19?

Rwanda is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Rwanda.

Check out Ministry of Health, Rwanda for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Rwanda?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Rwanda. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Rwanda and the UK?

The time difference between Rwanda and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Rwanda?

The main languages spoken in Rwanda are Kinyarwanda and English.

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What is the currency in Rwanda?

The currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan Franc (RWF).

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Which plugs are used in Rwanda?

Rwanda uses electrical plug type C + E + F + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Rwanda?

They drive on the right side of the road in Rwanda.

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Do you need a visa for Rwanda?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Rwanda.

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