Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time zone in Rwanda?

The entire country of Rwanda is in Central Africa Time Zone (UTC+02:00)

Do I need malaria medicine?

Even though less prevalent than other African countries, Malaria does exist in Rwanda. While there is no vaccine against malaria, prophylactic drugs along with prevention will significantly reduce the risk of getting it.

We recommend you consult your doctor on malaria medicine prior to traveling to Rwanda.

What vaccinations do I need?

Yellow fever is a current risk in Rwanda due to outbreaks taking place in the region. It is recommended that all travelers over the age of 9 months receive this vaccine. This is also important for travelers who will continue on to other EAC countries since Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya all require yellow fever vaccinations as well.

Click  here for important Yellow Fever Vaccination information

The following vaccinations are recommended but not required when visiting Rwanda:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
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What is the local currency?

Rwandan Franc.

What plugs and voltage are used in Rwanda?

Electricity in Rwanda is 230 Volts. If you have a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Plugs have two round pins.

Are there ATMs?

There are ATMs throughout Kigali which are accessible to visitors.

Credit cards are accepted in some upper-market restaurants and hotels, but it is best to confirm prior to ordering.

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