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Rwanda Facts

The Republic of Rwanda has an area of approximately 26,338 sq (10,169 sq miles), lies at the threshold of East and Central Africa. Rwanda is centrally located bordering the United Republic of Tanzania in the East, by Uganda in the North, by Burundi in the South and by Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the West.

— Capital City: Kigali
— Population: 12.4 million
— Official Languages: Kinyarwanda, English and French
— Major Religions: Catholic, Protestants, Evangelical churches, Islamic and Adventist
— Exchange Rate: 1$ = 750 Rwf
— GDP per- capita: $718USD as per 2014
— Internet domain: .rw
— International code: +250
— The climate: Tropical temperate climate
— Altitude: ranges from 1000m to 4507m above sea level
— Temperature: between 12° and 27°C throughout the year
— Major Exports: Coffee, Tea, Minerals, Pyrethrum, Fruits, Vegetables and Fresh flowers as well as buoyant tourism industry.

Passport and visas

An applicant shall be holder of a valid passport or another acceptable travel document. The document must have a validity of at least 6 months on the day of entry in Rwanda.

Foreign Nationals wishing to obtain Rwandan Visas, submit their applications to Rwandan Diplomatic Missions of their Country of residence for processing.

In the case of those coming from countries where we don’t have a Diplomatic Mission, they should request for an entry facility on line ( which will be used to obtain a visa on any official point of entry in Rwanda.

Nationals from Austria, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America, shall get entry visa and pay visa fee upon arrival at any Rwanda entry point without prior application.

EAC partner States are issued a 6 months visitors pass at any Rwanda entry points with no fee DRC Citizens are issued a 90 days visa at any entry Rwanda points with no fee Nationals of Singapore, Hong Kong, Mauritius and Philippines are exempted from entry/tourism visa for a stay of up 90 days National of African countries not exempted from visa fee get visa at Rwanda entry points ( Kigali International Airport and all land boarders ) Nationals of counties not mentioned above shall get visa upon application before travelling and pay prescribed visa fee

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate is required at the border post. In the event of a major disease outbreak, specific requirements could be set and put to the knowledge of the applicants.


The unit of currency is the Rwanda Franc (FRW). The US dollar is the hard currency of preference. Credit cards are usually only accepted at the major hotels & restaurants in Kigali.


In addition to the indigenous language of Kinyarwanda, French and English are official languages.

Hotels information

There is a range of different categories of hotels in Kigali, and more importantly near the expo ground. Reservations can be made upon request.

The expo Secretariat can assist for hotel booking where necessary N.B: Inform the expo secretariat if you wish to get any assistance regarding hotel booking

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