Rwanda Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Rwanda, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Rwanda, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Rwanda’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A breathtaking mountain in Rwanda


Rwanda is a flagship destination for those seeking adventure and changes in scenery. This small eastern African country hides priceless natural treasures and lots of surprising fauna and flora. Nature lovers or adventurers will enjoy a trek in the Volcanoes National Park where you can glimpse a sight of the gorillas which have contributed towards the reputation of the destination. Hikers will be treated to the views from Mount Kabuye and if you want a relaxing visit, make your way to Lake Kivu to be seduced by turquoise and limpid water. After experiencing its natural wealth, discover its culture and history. In order to do so, visit the National Museum, the Museum of Precolonial History and the Museum of Arts of Rwesero.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Rwanda

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Rwanda

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication


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Medical Care in Rwanda

You will have trouble accessing both specialised and basic medical care in Rwanda. If you require a doctor’s consultation or hospital services, use the King Faisal Hospital. Whilst this is a private service, medical care is still limited. An alternative option is the American Mission Hospital in Kibagora but you should be aware that more serious health problems will require evacuation to a country with a better sanitary system.

Make sure that you bring essential and prescribed medications with you, as Rwanda is poorly supplied with few pharmacies.

Dial 912 for medical assistance.

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Is Rwanda Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeLow risk
DemonstrationsRisk of violence
Road safetyIn general roads are in good conditions;
Beware of dirt roads
Public transportationPublic transportation are sometimes overcrowded;

Caution required when using motorbike taxis

Area bordering the Democratic Republic of CongoCaution required
HealthPolio,  Ebola and Chikungunya warning
Risk levelHigh degree of caution

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Rwanda?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Rwanda. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure. Visas are valid for 30 days.

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Embassy of Canada to Rwanda information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Office of the High Commission to Rwanda
Street Address:
59 KN16 Avenue,
Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda

Tel.: + 250 252 573 210 or +250 252 571 762 or +250 252 500 214
Fax: +250 252 572 719

Email: [email protected]

There is no website for the Canadian embassy in Rwanda.