Rwanda visa requirements for Equatorial Guineans

Travel and visa requirements

Rwandan Visa is not required for Equatorial Guineans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Equatorial Guinea citizens looking to travelling to Rwanda are granted visas on arrival for a stay up to 30 days at the port of entry.
  • To travel to Rwanda, citizens of Equatorial Guinea can also opt to apply for an electronic visa if they intend to stay for 30 days also.
  • 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.
  • Equatorial Guinea 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.
  • The estimated flight time from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to Kigali, Rwanda is 3 hours, 33 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 the Central Africa Time (GMT+2) hence, Rwanda is 1 hour ahead of Equatorial Guinea.
  • 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 Rwanda safe for tourist travel?

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.

When is the best time to visit Rwanda?

The best time to visit Rwanda is from June to mid-September which is the long dry season if you have the choice.

What currency is used in Rwanda?

The Rwandan Franc is the official currency in Rwanda but for tourists, the US Dollar is the currency of choice but it better to rather use the local currency.