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By Nordic African Media Hub

Statement from the Government Spokesperson

Kigali, 22 January, 2018

In these times of global migration crisis, Rwanda wishes to reiterate its firm determination to contribute, as much as possible, to the issue of men, women and children who find themselves on the treacherous road of exile.

Rwanda’s position on migrants, wherever they may originate from, was informed and shaped by a sentiment of compassion towards African brothers and sisters who are today perishing in high seas, sold on the markets like cattle or expelled from the countries in which they sought shelter. Rwanda is ready to help in whatever limited way it could, by welcoming anyone arriving at its borders in need of a home, voluntarily and without any constraint.

In reference to the rumors that have been recently spread in the media, the Government of Rwanda wishes to inform that it has never signed any secret deal with Israel regarding the relocation of African migrants. In this regard, Rwanda’s policy vis-à-vis Africans in need of a home, temporary or permanent, within the country’s means, remains “open doors”.


Rwanda Visitor Guide 2018

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Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community

Kigali, 22 November, 2017: Rwanda, like the rest of the world, was horrified by the images of the tragedy currently unfolding in Libya, where African men, women and children who were on the road to exile, have been held and turned into slaves. Given Rwanda’s political philosophy and our own history, we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle.

The Government and people of Rwanda stand in solidarity with our African brothers and sisters still held in captivity. Rwanda may not be able to welcome everyone but our door is wide open. We are ready to work closely with the African Union, the private sector, as well as other friends and partners to ensure that we can provide minimum comfort to those in need.


Communiqué du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération et de la Communauté de l’Afrique de l’Est

Kigali, le 22 Novembre, 2017  Le Rwanda, comme le monde entier, a vu avec horreur les images du drame qui se joue en ce moment en Lybie, où des hommes, des femmes et des enfants qui ont décidé de prendre le chemin de l’exil se retrouvent réduits en esclavage. Considérant la philosophie politique du Rwanda actuel et notre histoire, nous ne pouvons pas rester silencieux alors que des êtres humains se font maltraiter et vendre comme du bétail.

Le Gouvernement et le peuple Rwandais tiennent aujourd’hui à exprimer un message de solidarité envers nos frères et sœurs africains encore retenus captifs. Le Rwanda n’a pas la prétention de pouvoir accueillir tout le monde, mais la porte est grande ouverte. Nous sommes prêts à collaborer étroitement avec l’Union Africaine, le secteur privé et les autres partenaires amis du Rwanda, pour pouvoir assurer des conditions d’accueil et de confort minimum à ceux qui en auront besoin.


From Jan 1, 2018, Visa on arrival in Rwanda for ALL Nationalities

Effective January 1, 2018, ravellers from across the world will receive a 30-day visa upon arrival at a Rwandan point (airport of boarder crossing) of entry. No prior application for a visa will be required.

Previously, only African passport holders and a few other countries could receive visas at Rwanda entry points without prior application.

Find details here