International Conference on Humanities, Innovations and Management (ICHIM)
Fusion of Theory and Practice for Meaningful Development
Rwanda Entry Visa Requirements
Visa & Airlines Information
All the International Conference on Humanities, Innovations and Management (ICHIM) are required to make their own personal entry visa into Rwanda. The Conference organizers will provide support in the form of an official Conference Invitation Letter to facilitate the process.
Such official letter of invitation will be issued only to duly registered and fully paid Conference attendees. Furthermore, Conference attendees are responsible for ensuring that their national passports are valid. Please refer to the following links for more information on the Rwanda Entry Visa Application process.
There are a number of commercial websites that offer information and facilitate the processing of eVisa to Rwanda. We highly recommend investigating such prior to working with them to avoid scams.
We still urge participants to contact the Rwanda Embassy or Consular Office directly in your country of origin in order to obtain relevant information directly.
Nationals of all countries may receive a visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders.
All international flights arrive at Kigali International Airport, just 10 km from Kigali city center. Nationals of all countries receive a visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders.
Airlines servicing Kigali International Airport include (at the time of publishing this web page:
Please refer to professional travel agents in your country of origin or online to identify the right flight path and itinerary that will meet your need to arrive in Kigali (Rwanda) on time for the Conference. Helicopter transfers within Rwanda are available through Akagera Aviation.
Rwanda Requirements for Entry
Facts About Rwanda
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. You may be detained for questioning by the police if unable to produce an acceptable form of identification. Convictions for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs (including marijuana, which is illegal) result in long prison sentences and heavy fines.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the Conference Organizers and Your National Embassy immediately.
Genocide speech: Laws about appropriate speech regarding the genocide are strictly enforced. Promoting ideas based on “ethnic, regional, racial, religious, language, or other divisive characteristics” is prohibited. Public incitement of “genocide ideology” or “divisionism,” including genocide denial, discrimination, and sectarianism, is punishable by five to nine years in prison and fines of 100,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandan francs.
Human Rights Observers, Journalists, NGO workers, and Students: Rwandan authorities may subject you to more scrutiny if you meet or plan to meet with individuals or organizations who are critical of the government.
Photography: Photographing military sites, government buildings, airports, and public monuments is prohibited.
Currency: The Rwandan franc (RWF) is the official currency, though U.S. dollars may also be used. Most vendors and banks will take only U.S. bills printed after 2006, and exchange bureaus and hotels may refuse bills smaller than $100.
Plastic shopping and grocery bags are banned and may be confiscated upon arrival.
Natural Disasters: Rwanda is in a seismically active region, including Mount Nyiragongo volcano in Virunga National Park.
Akagera National Park and Wildlife Areas: Heed all instructions given by guides or trackers. Approaching wild animals, even in a vehicle, can result in injury or death.