Rwanda is generally safe and crime levels are relatively low, but street crime does occur. There have been reports of an increase in burglary, theft and mugging in Kigali in recent months. You should take precautions with valuables and remain vigilant. See Crime

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains volatile, and the situation in Burundi has also become volatile with increased tensions related to recent elections. There’s a continuing risk that the security situation in the region could deteriorate rapidly. You should remain alert to the possibility of military incursions, stray bullets and/or artillery fire entering Rwanda if you’re near the DRC border.

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

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.