Country Facts




26,338 sq miles

Time Zone

Rawanda ‎(GMT+2)‎


12.95 million


Rawandan Franc

Rwanda:  A Thousand Hills Waiting For you…


Welcome To Rwanda

Here are just few reasons why to visit Rwanda:


  • – Culture:

    • Music and Dance
    • Arts and Craft
    • Cuisine

    – Birding & Butterflies:

    • Blue Headed Sunbird
    • Grauers Swamp Warbler
    • Danani
    • Satryrini

      – Volcanoes:

      • Mount Bisoke
      • Gahinga
      • Mount Karisimbi
      • Muhavura

      – National parks:

      • Akagera
      • Maghinga
      • Virunga

    – Wildlife:

    • Mountain Gorilla
    • Hamlyns Monkey
    • Lions
    • Tree Hyrax

    – Adventure Activities: 

    • Hiking Tours
    • Sports Events
    • Nature And Wildlife Tours
    • Sightseeing

Get inspired!


At The Earth Trip we have a team of professionals with considerable knowledge and first-hand expertise in putting together tailor-made arrangements for the places you are planning to visit on your Rwanda holiday.

We would be delighted to discuss your plans and design a personal Rwanda holiday itinerary according to your own particular needs. On the ground in Rwanda we have a team of experienced, English-speaking guides with a wealth of detailed knowledge and we have appointed a local ground agent in each country to represent us and to look after our passengers locally.

The Earth Trip: a personal service and value for money from the experts.



Preparing For A Trip To Rwanda?

Visa Information / Entry requirements – Ruwanda


This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Rwanda set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how Rwanda’s entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.

All travellers

The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda.

Rwanda no longer requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test before arrival into Rwanda. completing a Passenger Locator Form is also no longer required.

Certain meeting venues and national parks still require Covid tests. Testing is available at health facilities and other designated sites for 5,000 RWF (or US$5) for rapid antigen tests, and 50,000 RWF (or US$50) for PCR tests (required to access Virunga National Park). Rwandan citizens pay a subsidized cost for PCR tests of 30,000 RWF (or US$30)

You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda and the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister for further updates.

You will need a visa to enter or travel through Rwanda as a visitor.

See Visas section below for more information on how to obtain a visa.

Departure tax

When leaving by air, the departure tax is usually included in the airfare. When leaving by land, the departure tax is BZD$40 or US$20, which must be paid in cash.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination status

You do not need to present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Rwanda. However incoming travellers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year.

Children and young people

Incoming travellers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel.

COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for entry for accompanied children under 5 years.

If you’re transiting through Rwanda

The Passenger Locator Form is no longer a requirement before departure. An additional COVID-19 test is no longer required upon arrival at Kigali International Airport for transiting/connecting travellers.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Rwanda. You’ll need one blank page on your passport for entry stamps.


You need a visa to enter Rwanda. Thirty-day tourist visas are free and available on arrival for citizens of member states of the Commonwealth (including the UK), as well as for those of the African Union and the Francophonie.

You can also choose to get a visa in advance at any Rwandan diplomatic mission or online. Further information about visa requirements is available from the Rwandan High Commission.

If you’re planning to apply for resident/business or missionary multiple entry visas on entry to Rwanda you will need to get UK police clearance before you travel. You can find details of how to do this on the ACRO Criminal Records Office website. This usually takes a minimum of 10 working days to process.

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Tourism Health Information – Ruwanda


If you have a health condition, or you are pregnant, you may need specialist healthcare abroad. Check whether your destination country can provide the healthcare you may need and ensure you have appropriate travel insurance for unexpected medical evacuation or local treatment.

See the Coronavirus travel health and Healthcare sections in the Coronavirus page for COVID-19 health information.

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad. Guidance is also available from NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.

General information on travel vaccinations and a travel health checklist is available on the NHS website. You may then wish to contact your health adviser or pharmacy for advice on other preventive measures and managing any pre-existing medical conditions while you’re abroad.

The legal status and regulation of some medicines prescribed or purchased in the UK can be different in other countries. If you’re travelling with prescription or over-the-counter medicine, read this guidance from NaTHNaC on best practice when travelling with medicines. For further information on the legal status of a specific medicine, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be challenging. There are clear links between mental and physical health, so looking after yourself during travel and when abroad is important. Information on travelling with mental health conditions is available in our guidance page. Further information is also available from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

Medical treatment

According to Rwandan law, any person on Rwandan territory must have health insurance.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.

Only limited medical facilities are available in Rwanda. In the event of serious accident or illness evacuation by air ambulance to Kenya or South Africa may be required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.


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Weather & When To Go To Ruwanda


The best time to visit rwanda for its dry period is is June to September, the avergae temperature is 19.5℃. The country is neither too hot, nor too cold. Perfectly balanced.

Rainy season are from March to May and in November

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Tailor-Made Holidays

At The Earth Trip we will design and plan your personalised itinerary according to the exact requirements of your trip. Whether you prefer to be on a mountaintop or under a waterfall; wake up in the middle of a jungle or have a picnic with locals in the tea plantations – we select the accommodation and activities in order to suit not only your preferences, but also your budget.

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