Rwanda visa requirements for Angolans

Travel and visa requirements

Rwandan Visa is not required for Angolans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Angolans looking to travelling to Rwanda are not required to apply for a visa for a stay up to 90 days.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival into Rwanda. The passport should have at least a blank page for visa stamps.
  • Angola nationals travelling to Rwanda must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Rwanda. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the country.
  • The import and export of local currency are limited to RWF5000. Although the import and export of foreign currency are unlimited, it must be declared upon arrival and exchanged within 8 days.
  • Tourists are required to provide proof of enough funds through a recent bank statement to cater for their needs during their stay in Rwanda.
  • Travellers under the age of 18 must show travel authorisation from their parents or guardians.
  • Ethiopian Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and Kenya Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Angola to Rwanda.
  • The estimated flight time from from Angola to Rwanda is 2 hours, 38 minutes.
  • Christianity is the dominant religion in Rwanda with Roman Catholics, Protestants and Seventh-day Adventist being the leading denominations. About 5% of the population are Sunni Muslims and 2% practice indigenous religions.
  • Kinyarwanda is the most widely spoken language in Rwanda and also one of the country’s official language alongside French, English and Swahili.
  • The Rwandan Franc is the official currency used in Rwanda. However, the US dollar can also be used for transaction purposes. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various bank and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Tourists can transport themselves in Rwanda through buses, taxis and car rentals.
  • Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate. From June to mid-September is the long dry season which is generally the best time to visit, from October to November is the rainy season and the short dry season from December to February.
  • Brochettes, Mandazi and Ugali are some foods tourists can try during their stay in Rwanda.
  • Tourists in Rwanda can budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses.
  • The power and socket plug used in Rwanda is of Type C and J. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Rwanda uses Central Africa Time (GMT+2), hence, Rwanda is 1 hour ahead of Angola.
  • Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Rwanda?

Rwanda is one of the safest destinations in Africa, particularly for solo travellers. Crime is relatively low, with visitors sometimes experiencing petty crime and locals are welcoming, friendly and hospitable. Violent crimes against travellers are rare.

Can I drink tap water in Rwanda?

It is not advisable for you to drink tap water during your time in Rwanda. Always ensure you drink bottled water, even when brushing your teeth (this is just a safety precaution). You must also make sure that the ice in your drinks is made from bottled or purified water.

Are there mosquitoes in Rwanda?

There is a risk of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in Rwanda this is because the altitude in the city variates between 1500 and 1800 meter. But the risk is smaller in the city, than in the countryside. You are advised to purchase mosquito nets and repellents before visiting the country.

Are there healthcare systems in Rwanda?

Yes. Rwanda follows a universal health care model, which provides health insurance through a system called Mutuelles de Santé. The system is a community-based health insurance scheme, in which residents of a particular area pay premiums into a local health fund, and can draw from it when in need of medical care.