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East Africa Visa with entry through Rwanda

The e-Visa for Rwanda is an electronic visa introduced by the Government of Rwanda on January 1, 2018 to allow foreigners to enter Rwanda through Kigali's international airports and all entry points along the border.

Citizens of member countries of theAfrican Union, the Commonwealth and La Francophonie receive a visa on arrival and pay no visa fee for a stay of up to 30 days.

On arrival, nationals of East African Community member states receive a free passport or entry visa for a 6-month stay: Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan.

The following countries can obtain a 90-day visa free of charge on arrival: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Cรดte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Haiti, Mauritius, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Singapore and the State of Qatar.

The East Africa Visacommon to several countries. This is a single visa for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, valid for 90 days. If you wish to visit these 3 countries, starting with Rwanda, you will need to apply to the Rwanda authorities.

How to apply for a Rwanda e-Visa

Single rate of 39 โ‚ฌ per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable

Frequently asked questions about Rwanda e-Visa

It's now possible to discover East Africa with an e-visa via Rwanda. Among other things, this system allows easy access to several African countries without having to go through complex procedures for each one.

Nationalities eligible for the East Africa Visa

Among the nationalities eligible for the East Africa Visa via Rwanda are the majority of European, American, Asian and Oceanic nations.

Documents to be supplied

Several documents are required to complete your electronic visa application:

  • A valid passport: it must be valid for at least 6 months after the planned date of departure;
  • A recent passport photo complying with current standards;
  • Proof of hotel reservation in the country(ies) you plan to visit;
  • The complete itinerary
  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate
  • A completed online application form on the official Rwandan government website.

Entry points and length of stay

The East Africa Visa is valid for a single entry via Rwanda. The authorized entry points are :

  • Theinternational airport of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda ;
  • Land border crossings between Rwanda and neighboring countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Congo).

โš ๏ธ It is important to note that the e-visa system is not yet available at all Rwanda border entry points.

The maximum stay authorized for an East Africa Visa is 90 days. It must be used within 3 months of issue. The document is valid for 1 entry into Rwanda, then for as many border crossings as desired between the 3 countries. It is important to note that tourist visas do not allow you to work or study in Rwanda.

Countries eligible for the East Africa Visa via Rwanda

The East Africa Visa via Rwanda allows you to visit several countries in the region without having to apply for a specific visa for each of them. The countries concerned are :

  • Rwanda, country of entry for this electronic visa;
  • Uganda
  • Kenya

Passport validity and fees

To be eligible for the East Africa Visa, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned return date. This is essential to ensure that you have a valid travel document for the duration of your stay.

The fee is usually 100 USD, plus intermediary service charges if required.

What can I do to travel to Rwanda on an e-visa?

Only tourists can apply for an East Africa Visa with entry via Rwanda. All other purposes are strictly forbidden.

What documents do I need to apply for an East Africa Visa via Rwanda?

Once your application has been finalized, you will need to send us a copy of your passport, along with a copy of your nominative hotel reservations , a copy of your travel itinerary and your yellow fever vaccination booklet .

What vaccines are recommended for Rwanda?

Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory if you are traveling from a country where it is endemic. Vaccinations against typhoid fever and hepatitis A and B are recommended. For more information, you can ask a doctor or contact a travel vaccination center.

How long will the East African Visa via Rwanda be valid?

Each visa is valid for 90 days from the date of entry into Rwanda. You have 90 days after its issue to use it.

How long can I stay in Rwanda?

You must not exceed the maximum stay of 90 days between all the countries covered by the East Africa Visa(Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda).

I want to travel between Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda. Is there an e-Visa formality for visiting these 3 countries?

TheEast African Visa allows you to travel between these 3 countries. You can enter through Rwanda and continue your journey, the visa will be multiple entry between the 3 countries.

How valid is my passport for Rwanda?

Your passport must be valid for 6 months from the departure date of your trip between the 3 countries.

What information about my trip do I need to include in my application?

In addition to your personal details, we ask for information about your accommodation in Rwanda, your marital status, the names of your parents and spouse, the places you will be visiting, the place of arrival and whether you have already visited Rwanda on previous trips.

Is the East Africa Visa Rwanda single or multiple entry?

The East Africa Visa is a multiple-entry visa valid for 90 days.

Is proof of accommodation in Rwanda required?

You will be required to provide a document concerning your accommodation, and you will need to give us the address of this accommodation in Rwanda.

Is it better to print out the electronic travel authorization?

It is preferable to print your electronic travel authorization in color.

Do I need a visa to transit Rwanda?

You can apply for a transit e-Visa, but it can also be issued free of charge on arrival in Rwanda.

Which nationalities are exempt from visa requirements in Rwanda?

Certain African (Central African) and Asian nationals are exempt from visa requirements for travel to Rwanda. If you do not qualify for visa exemption, all nationalities can apply for an e-Visa or obtain a visa on arrival in Rwanda.

Can I get my visa on arrival in Rwanda?

All eligible nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival in Rwanda. Please note, however, that you may have to wait a long time for your visa to be issued, and you may be charged for your means of payment.

Do I need a visa if I come to Rwanda from Tanzania, Burundi or Uganda?

Nationals of these 3 countries can travel without a visa for up to 6 months. If you come from anEast African Visa member country, your visa will be issued free of charge on arrival in Rwanda.

Can I extend the validity of my Rwanda visa on site?

We recommend that you contact a local immigration office to request a visa extension.

Should a minor apply for an Est Africa Visa via Rwanda?

Yes, the visa application also applies to minors.

My travel dates have not yet been determined. Can I finalize my application for a Rwandan visa?

As the exact date of arrival in Rwanda is important for the validity of your e-Visa, we advise you to send us your application as soon as your trip is well planned and you know the official date of your arrival in Rwanda.

Rwanda: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: For long or repeated stays
  • Malaria: Year-round transmission throughout the country.
  • Rabies: In case of prolonged stay in isolation
  • Typhoid fever: In case of prolonged stay or precarious hygienic conditions
  • Yellow fever: Travelers over 9 months of age from countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission are required to present a certificate upon entering the country.