Rwanda destination information

All you need to know before visiting Rwanda

Rwanda summary

Rwanda is a small country with around 12M Rwandan. Official languages are Kinyarwanda, French and English. Rwanda uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Currency used in Rwanda is Rwanda Franc (RWF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 23
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 176

ATMs in Rwanda are Rare. Internet speed in Rwanda is on average 9.9 Mbps.

🏙️ Kigali
🗣️ English French Kinyarwanda
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 12M ☀️ ~19 °C 🌧 ~98 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 26k km2 (10k mi²)
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🛃 Customs rules
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Socket 🔌

Rwanda uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type J.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • French
  • Kinyarwanda


Currency 💱

100 RWF = 0.1 USD

Rwanda uses the Rwandan franc (symbol: Fr), code RWF.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Rwanda. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Rwanda uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Rwanda upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling ☎️


To call Rwanda, dial +, then 250 (the country code for Rwanda), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Rwanda, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 250 .

international: + 250 250 1234567
calling local: 0250 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Rwanda is on average 9.9 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Rwanda is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 12,642.00 RWF, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Airtel, KTRN, MTN or Tigo.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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