Rwanda visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Rwandan Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans can visit Rwanda visa free for a duration of 30 days. 
  • You can stay on either a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors can enter Rwanda with a visa on arrival. 
  • A tourist visa to Rwanda cost $50.
  • You can extend your visa for 90 days but it has to be while your visa is still valid. 
  • Visitors to Rwanda can receive the visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders.
  • Your passport must have a validity of at least 6 months on the day of entry in Rwanda.
  • Before entry into Rwanda, intending visitors must have a passport photograph, a valid passport and proof of sufficient funds. 
  • Your visa is valid for 90 days. 
  • If you overstay your visa after the five days grace period, your penalty fee is 20,000 Frw.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after your visa expires??

A grace period of 5 days after a visa has expired is allowed for a person to either depart or renew their visa without a penalty; otherwise the person will be subjected to a penalty and may be refused a visa extension.

Can you extend your visa??

Yes, you can extend your visa for 90 days. 

What is Rwanda known for??

Rwanda is known for its cuisine which is famous all over East Africa.

What's the famous traditional meal eaten in Rwanda??

Ugali and vegetables is popularly known as its African dish. 

What currency is used in Rwanda??

The Rwandan franc is the official currency used in  Rwanda.