Summary

Some British nationals have experienced difficulties when passing through immigration in Rwanda. Make sure your documentation is in order and if you have any difficulties at immigration, contact the British High Commission on +250 252 556000.

Travellers will be screened for fever on entry to Rwanda. You may be denied entry if you have a temperature and you won’t be able to enter the country if you’ve visited Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone in the previous 22 days. Check the Rwandan Ministry of Health website for the latest information before you travel.

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains volatile, and there’s a continuing risk that the security situation in the region could deteriorate rapidly. You should remain highly alert to the possibility of military incursions, stray bullets and/or artillery fire entering Rwanda.

If you’re travelling near the DRC/Rwanda border, make sure you check this travel advice regularly and the travel advice for DRC regularly.

Since 2011, there have been a number of grenade attacks throughout Rwanda, mainly in Kigali and Musanze. The latest attacks were on 27 January 2014 (Musanze) and 14 September 2013 (Kigali). The Rwandan authorities reported making several arrests connected to a planned grenade attack in Kigali in April 2014. You should remain vigilant. See Grenade attacks.

Crime levels are relatively low but there have been recent incidents of street crime. See Crime.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.