The visa requirements for Rwandan passport holders are policies imposed by authorities controlling entry into Rwanda.

Visa requirements for Rwanda citizens

Read on this article to know about visa requirements for Rwanda

About Rwanda country

As the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s breathtaking landscapes and warm, friendly people make it one of the world’s most remarkable countries.

With its volcanoes, montane rainforest, and sweeping plains, the country is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity.

Gorillas are a major attraction that attracts tourists from all over the world, but there is so much more to see and experience.

Visitors from all over the world will need a Rwanda visa to enter the country. To apply for a Rwanda visa, you need to know about the visa requirements for Rwandan citizens.

Rwanda eTA/e-Visa requirements

Visa requirements for Rwandan citizens are policies imposed by authorities in order to control the entry of Rwandan passport holders into the country.

Visa requirements vary depending on the country to which they wish to travel, the length of their stay, and the purpose of their visit.

You should always check the visa requirements for Rwandan citizens before planning a trip to familiarize yourself with their policies.

Rwanda visa requirements

Visa requirements for Rwandan citizens are policies imposed by authorities in order to control the entry of Rwandan passport holders into the country.

According to the Henley Passport Index, a Rwandan passport is the 87th most powerful in the world. This means that, as of 2021, a Rwandan citizen will be able to travel to over 60 countries without the need to apply for a visa in advance.

Rwanda e-Visa (eTA) requirements

The Rwanda electronic visa for tourists is the most commonly used type of visa, allowing for a 30-day stay within a 90-day validity period. This visa is the simplest to obtain because you can apply from the comfort of your own home if you have a computer with an internet connection.

The Rwanda e-visa was introduced to save the traveler from trips to the embassy or long queues for a visa on arrival when traveling to this country

To be eligible to apply for a visa online, all passport holders must first meet the electronic visa requirements for Rwanda citizens

International visitors requesting a tourist, family visit, or transit eVisa for Rwanda must also provide their travel itinerary.

Applicants are advised to submit the Rwanda eVisa form well in advance of their planned trip, as processing can take a few business days.

Visa requirements for Rwanda citizens

Visa requirements for Rwandan citizens are policies imposed by authorities in order to control the entry of Rwandan passport holders into the country.

You will find the visa requirements for Rwanda in the table below:

CountryVisa requirementAllowed stayNotes (excluding departure fees)
 AfghanistanVisa required[2]
 AlbaniaVisa required[3]
 AlgeriaVisa required[4]
 AndorraVisa required[5]
 AngolaVisa not required[6][7]90 daysFor a maximum total stay of 90 days within year period.[8]
 Antigua and BarbudaeVisa[9]
 ArgentinaVisa required[10]
 ArmeniaVisa required[11]
 AustraliaVisa required[12]May apply online (Online Visitor e600 visa).[13]
 AustriaVisa required[14]
 AzerbaijanVisa required[15]
 BahamasVisa required[16]
 BahrainVisa required[17]
 BangladeshVisa on arrival[18]30 days
 BarbadosVisa not required[19]90 days
 BelarusVisa required[20]
 BelgiumVisa required[21]
 BelizeVisa required[22]
 BeninVisa not required[23]90 days[24][25]
 BhutanVisa required[26]
 BoliviaVisa required[27]
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa required[28]
 BotswanaVisa required[29]
 BrazilVisa required[30]
 BruneiVisa required[31]
 BulgariaVisa required[32]
 Burkina FasoVisa required[33]
 BurundiVisa not required[34]6 months
 CambodiaeVisa / Visa on arrival[35]30 days
 CameroonVisa required[36]
 CanadaVisa required
 Cape VerdeVisa on arrival[37]
 Central African RepublicVisa not required[38]3 months
 ChadVisa not required[39]3 months
 ChileVisa required[40]
 ChinaVisa required[41]
 ColombiaVisa required[42]May apply online.[43]
 ComorosVisa on arrival[44]
 Republic of the CongoVisa on arrival[45][46]
 Democratic Republic of the CongoVisa not required[47]
 Costa RicaVisa required[48]
 Côte d'IvoireVisa not required[49]3 months
 CroatiaVisa required[50]
 CubaVisa required[51]
 CyprusVisa required[52]
 Czech RepublicVisa required[53]
 DenmarkVisa required[54]
 DjiboutieVisa[55]31 days
 DominicaVisa not required[56]6 months
 Dominican RepublicVisa required[57]
 EcuadorVisa not required[58]90 days
 EgyptVisa required[59]
 El SalvadorVisa required[60]
 Equatorial GuineaVisa required[61]
 EritreaVisa required[62]
 EstoniaVisa required[63]
 EswatiniVisa required[64]
 EthiopiaeVisa / Visa on arrivalup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.[65]
eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.[66]
 FijiVisa required[67]
 FinlandVisa required[68]
 FranceVisa required[69]
 GambiaVisa required[71]
 GermanyVisa required[73]
 GhanaVisa not required[74]60 days
 GreeceVisa required[75]
 GrenadaVisa not required[76]3 months
 GuatemalaVisa required[77]
 GuineaVisa not required[78]
 Guinea-BissaueVisa / Visa on arrival[79]90 days
 GuyanaVisa required[80]
 HaitiVisa not required[81]3 months
 HondurasVisa required[82]
 HungaryVisa required[83]
 IcelandVisa required[84]
 IndiaeVisa[85]60 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports[Note 1] or 3 designated seaports.[Note 2][86]
An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
 IndonesiaVisa not required[87]30 days
 IranVisa on arrival[88]30 days[89]
 IraqVisa required[90]
 IrelandVisa required[91]
 IsraelVisa required[92]
 ItalyVisa required[93]
 JamaicaVisa required[94]
 JapanVisa required[95]
 JordanVisa on arrival[96]
 KazakhstanVisa required[97]
 KenyaVisa not required[98]6 months
 KiribatiVisa required[99]
 North KoreaVisa required[100]
 South KoreaVisa required[101]
 KuwaitVisa required[102]
 LaoseVisa / Visa on arrival}[104]30 daysVisa on arrival is available at Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges,[Note 3] 13 border crossings,[Note 4] and Tanalaeng train station in Vientiane.[105] Visa on arrival facilities will be gradually phased out starting in January 2020.[106]
eVisa may be used to enter Laos through Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
The Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou border crossings are open only to visa holders.
Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
 LatviaVisa required[107]
 LebanonVisa required[108]
 LiberiaVisa required[111]
 LibyaVisa required[112]
 LiechtensteinVisa required[113]
 LithuaniaVisa required[114]
 LuxembourgVisa required[115]
 MadagascareVisa / Visa on arrival[116]90 days
 MalawiVisa required[117]
 MalaysiaVisa required[118]
 MaldivesVisa on arrival[119]30 days
 MaliVisa on arrival[120][121][122]3 months
 MaltaVisa required[123]
 Marshall IslandsVisa required[124]
 MauritaniaVisa on arrival[125]Available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
 MauritiusVisa not required[126]90 days
 MexicoVisa required[127]
 MicronesiaVisa not required[128]30 days
 MoldovaVisa required[129]
 MonacoVisa required[130]
 MongoliaVisa required[131]
 MontenegroVisa required[132]
 MoroccoVisa required[133]
 MozambiqueVisa on arrival[134]30 days
 MyanmarVisa required[135]
 NamibiaVisa on arrival[136]
 NauruVisa required[137]
   NepalVisa on arrival[138]90 days
 NetherlandsVisa required[139]
 New ZealandVisa required[140]Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.[141]
 NicaraguaVisa on arrival[142]30 days
 NigerVisa required[143]
 NigeriaVisa required[144]
 North MacedoniaVisa required[145]
 NorwayVisa required[146]
 OmanVisa required[147]
 PakistanElectronic Travel Authorization[148]Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for tourism purposes.[149]
Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.[150]
Online Visa eligible.[151]
 PalauVisa on arrival[152]30 days
 PanamaVisa required[153]
 Papua New GuineaEasy Visitor Permit[154]30 days
 ParaguayVisa required[155]
 PeruVisa required[156]
 PhilippinesVisa not required[157]30 days
 PolandVisa required[158]
 PortugalVisa required[159]
 QatarVisa not required[160]30 days
 RomaniaVisa required[161]
 RussiaVisa required[162]
 Saint Kitts and NevisVisa not required[163]
 Saint LuciaVisa required[164]
 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa not required[165]1 month
 SamoaVisa not required[166]60 days
 San MarinoVisa required[167]
 São Tomé and PríncipeVisa not required[168]90 days
 Saudi ArabiaVisa required[169]
 SenegalVisa on arrival[170]90 days
 SerbiaVisa required[171]
 SeychellesFree Visitor's Permit on arrival[172]3 months
 Sierra LeoneVisa on arrival[173]
 SingaporeVisa not required[174]30 days
 SlovakiaVisa required[175]
 SloveniaVisa required[176]
 Solomon IslandsVisa required[177]
 SomaliaVisa on arrival[178]30daysAvailable at Bosaso Airport, Galcaio Airport and Mogadishu Airport.
 South AfricaVisa required[179]
 South SudanVisa on arrival[180]
 SpainVisa required[181]
 Sri LankaElectronic Travel Authorization[182]30 days
 SudanVisa required[183]
 SwedenVisa required[185]
  SwitzerlandVisa required[186]
 SyriaVisa required[187]
 TajikistanVisa required[188]
 TanzaniaVisa not required[189]6 months
 ThailandVisa required[190]
 Timor-LesteVisa on arrival[191]30 days
 TogoVisa on arrival[192]7 days
 TongaVisa required[193]
 Trinidad and TobagoVisa required[194]
 TunisiaVisa required[195]
 TurkeyVisa required[196]
 TurkmenistanVisa required[197]
 TuvaluVisa on arrival[198]1 month
 UgandaVisa not required[199]6 months
 UkraineVisa required[200]
 United Arab EmiratesVisa required[201]
 United KingdomVisa required[202]
 United StatesVisa required[203]
 UruguayVisa required[204]
 UzbekistanVisa required[205]
 VanuatuVisa not required[206]30 days
  Vatican CityVisa required[207]
 VenezuelaVisa required[208]
 VietnamVisa required[209]
 YemenVisa required[210]
 ZambiaVisa on arrival[211]
 ZimbabweVisa on arrival[212]

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