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Last update 07 October 2021Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)

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Republic of Rwanda

 

Bulgarian citizens visiting or having residence in Rwanda can contact for consular assistance the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Nigeria

 

 

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria ot the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Address:10 Euphrates Crescent, Maitama, Abuja
Telephone:+234 903 860 0017; +234 8033078578

Working hours: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 17.30

E-mail:[email protected]

Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/nigeria

The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in The Hague is accredited to Bulgaria.

 

Embassy of Rwanda in The Hague
Postadres van de ambassade: Johan Van Oldenbarneveltlaan 9B; 2582 NE Den Haag
Tel: +31 703 926 571
Fax: +31 704 275 326
E-mail: [email protected]

General information

general information

Local currency

Rwandan franc (RWF)

We recommend to travellers to carry US dollars, euros or credit cards.

Crime and security

Travellers are recommended to exercise special caution about their personal security.

Avoid travelling at night.

We recommend travellers to carry a copy of the identity document and a small amount of cash.

Avoid travelling inside the country.

Crime rate is very high, there are abductions and petty theft in major cities and tourist centres. Threat of terrorist bombings.

Legislation specifics

In Rwanda, homosexuality is forbidden and is pursued by law.

Customs requirements

You can bring an unlimited amount of cash in Rwanda but it must be declared. You can bring duty-free goods for personal use.

The import of plants is banned.

Export of foreign currency - without restrictions within the amount declared upon entry.

Road traffic

It is recommended to hire a taxi only after a preliminary agreement on tariff.

Be careful especially when travelling by car in the dark.

Both an international and Bulgarian driving license are required.

Healthcare

Low level of healthcare.

Tap water is not used for drinking, used for washing only after boiling.

High percentage of people infected with AIDS.

Travel papers and visas

As of 1 January 2014 the East African tourist visa shall enter into force. Tourists visiting one of the three countries - the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Uganda,  with a valid visa can visit also the other two, without submitting additional visa applications or paying additional fees for the visa.

Travellers can enter the country with a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Rwanda.

Bulgarian citizens travelling to Rwanda (holders of ordinary, official and diplomatic passports) need to obtain a visa from the Embassy of Rwanda in The Hague.

Immunization against yellow fever is required.

For the latest information on vaccines required for travel to Rwanda, you can contact the National Centre for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases at telephone +359 2 944-69-99/221.

Practical advice

Rainy season - from February to June and from October to December.

The intake of more liquids and lower-fat foods is recommended, as well as abstention from alcohol during the hot months.

The consumption of tap water is forbidden.

Competitive service

Certification and Legalisation

To be valid in the Republic of Bulgaria and to serve before Bulgarian institutions, all documents of Bulgarian citizens issued by the Rwandan authorities should be provided with an Apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda.

Thus processed, documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria, and such translation must be certified by the “Legalisation and Certification” Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Emergency Travel Document

In extreme cases – such as a damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the embassy of an EU Member State in Rwanda.

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