Page Content Summary Exercise a high degree of caution in Rwanda because of the threat of violence and criminal activity. Pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
See Safety and security. Reconsider your need to travel to within 10 kilometres of the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRCbecause of the volatile security situation in this region.
There is an ongoing threat of armed militias operating in the DRC crossing the border into Rwanda.
Reconsider your need to travel to within 10 kilometres of the border with Burundi because of the possibility of banditry and conflict between government forces and armed groups. Australia doesn't have an Embassy or Consulate in Rwanda. See Where to get help.
A visa fee applies. However, visa and other entry and exit conditions such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations can change at short notice. Australian emergency passports are only accepted with prior approval from the Rwandan immigration department.
Do not cross the border into Burundi or DRC.
For more information see the Department of Health website. Passport Ensure your passport has at least six months validity from your planned date of return to Australia.
Your passport is a valuable document and attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. If your passport is lost or stolen, you must notify the Australian Government as soon as possible. Safety and security Civil unrest and political tension Exercise a high degree of caution in Rwanda because of the threat of violence and criminal activity.
Grenade attacks and other incidents of violence have occurred periodically sinceincluding in Kigali. People have been killed and injured in these attacks.
One person was killed and eight were injured in a grenade attack in Rusizi district in June Genocide memorial sites, markets and taxi and bus stops have been targeted.
Fatal attacks have occurred in the period surrounding the Genocide Commemorations which begin on 7 April. Avoid protests, rallies and demonstrations as they may turn violent.
Border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Reconsider your need to travel to within 10 kilometres of the border with the DRC, due to the unpredictable security situation in this region. There is an on-going risk of cross-border incursions by armed militias operating from the Kivu provinces in the DRC.
Don't cross the border into DRC. Reconsider your need to travel to within 10 kilometres of the border with Burundi because of the unsettled security environment, the high risk of conflict between government forces and rebels in Burundi, and the possibility of cross-border incursions by armed groups, including bandits.
Don't cross the border into Burundi. Book with a reputable travel agent and only visit as part of an organised tour group.
Crime While infrequent, petty crime targeting foreigners and tourists, including bag snatching, pickpocketing and robbery, does occur. Avoid walking or travelling after dark and remain alert during daylight hours. Theft from hotel rooms, residences and vehicles also occurs.
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Terrorist threat worldwide Money and valuables Rwanda is a cash-based society. Credit cards are only accepted at large hotels.
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