Summary

The eastern part of the DRC remains volatile, and there is a continuing risk that the security situation in the region could deteriorate rapidly. There were reports of stray artillery fire falling on the Rwandan side of the border near Rubavu on 25 October, and north of Gisenyi and on Gisenyi itself between 21 and 29 August. If you’re travelling near the DRC/Rwanda border, make sure you check this travel advice regularly.

You should remain highly alert to the possibility of military incursions, stray bullets and/or artillery fire entering Rwanda.

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). 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.

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