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In a statement released by the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration it said that citizens of all countries globally will now be able to get a 30-day visa on arrival under the newly introduced visa regime. Prior to this, only passport holders from African countries and a few other countries were getting visas upon arrival at Rwanda entry points. With some entrants required to pay a fee where applicable.
In addition, Rwandan citizens with dual nationality will also be able to use National IDs on entry, which will ultimately waive visa fees for Rwandans coming into the country travelling on foreign passports in possession of a Rwandan ID for countries that permit dual nationality only.
On a reciprocal basis, and with immediate effect, Rwanda will also grant visas free of charge and with a 90-day validity to countries including Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Haiti, Senegal, Seychelles and Sao Tome and Principe. This is in addition to the existing visa-free policies for the Democratic Republic of Congo, East Africa Member Community Partner States, Mauritius, Philippines and Singapore.