Visiting Rwanda

Information for Travelers

While planning your travel, we recommend that you review the detailed information we provide on our Rwanda: Country Specific Information page.  Make sure to visit this page for detailed information about visa requirements, health and safety, and how to get around Rwanda.

Before traveling to Rwanda and during your stay here, we recommend that you review useful information from the Department of State, including Travel Warnings; the Worldwide Caution announcement; and U.S. Embassy Kigali’s most recent Messages for American Citizens.  U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take the appropriate steps to bolster their personal security.  For additional information, please refer to Traveler’s Checklist.

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): U.S. citizens living or traveling in Rwanda are highly encouraged to sign up for our free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest travel updates and information.  By connecting with us on STEP, it is easier for us to contact or assist you in case of emergency.