Rwanda

Capital Kigali

Population 11,553,188

Area 26,338 km2

Key facts

Rwanda is a country located in Eastern Africa. There are 4 countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Uganda) that Rwanda shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak Rwandi, English and French. Traveling across Rwanda if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Rwanda was ranked 109th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Rwanda is Rwandan franc (RWF). The franc (FRw, RF, R₣) is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1052.3 RWF and 1 USD is worth 1074.35 RWF.

Rwandan
Banknotes

500R₣1000R₣2000R₣5000R₣

Rwandan
Coins

1R₣2R₣5R₣10R₣20R₣50R₣100R₣

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Rwanda is 18.45 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Rwanda.4.26 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Rwanda, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Rwanda. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type J 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Rwanda?

There are Mariott hotels in Kigali.

There are no Hilton hotels in Rwanda.

There are no IHG hotels in Rwanda.

There are no Best Western hotels in Rwanda.

There are Radisson hotels in Kigali.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Rwanda.

What fast food chains are present in Rwanda?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Rwanda.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Rwanda.

The KFC chain operates in Rwanda.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Rwanda.

The Subway chain does not operate in Rwanda.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Rwanda.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Rwanda.

Weather

Today the sun in Kigali, rises at 5:42 AM and sets at 5:52 PM. The climate of Kigali may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 7FogLow: 19°C (66.2°F)High: 32.1°C (89.78°F)
SaturdayOct 8FogLow: 19.6°C (67.28°F)High: 31.8°C (89.24°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 18.8°C (65.84°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 19.9°C (67.82°F)High: 29.7°C (85.46°F)
TuesdayOct 11OvercastLow: 19.4°C (66.92°F)High: 30.8°C (87.44°F)
WednesdayOct 12Rain showersLow: 19.3°C (66.74°F)High: 30.1°C (86.18°F)

Weather data for Kigali (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Rwanda.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Rwanda.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 2.6, Rwanda is placed 122nd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Rwanda traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 29.40 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Rwanda

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Rwanda?

Currently, citizens of 198 countries can enter Rwanda without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Rwanda.

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