The information provided should be used as a guideline only

Dialling Code (00250) Contact Details
Embassy of Rwanda +27 (012) 342-6536
SA Representative  

Tel: +00252 551 300

EMail: kigali.visa@dirco.gov.za


Visas are not required by SA passport holders, provided the stay does not exceed three months.

For more information regarding;

  • food restrictions,
  • passports/visa and,
  • pet travel enquiries,

Please contact the consulate/embassy – contact details above.


Health Requirements Compulsory Vaccinations  

Yellow Fever


Recommended Vaccinations  

  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Polio



Malaria risk


Documents Required  

Valid passport of the driver

Certified copy of vehicle registration papers in the name of the driver

Letter of authority from the registered owner if the vehicle is not owned by the driver

If vehicle is still being financed, carry a letter of authority from the bank (must include dates of travel) together with the vehicle license papers.

Valid passport

Original vehicle registration papers: Note that a certified copy is acceptable at the border post. Persons whose vehicles are still being financed by the bank will not have original vehicle registration papers. They would therefore use the vehicle license papers (where the renewal disk is cut out yearly), or

Vehicle license papers: Must be accompanied with a letter from the bank giving you authorisation to take the vehicle across the border including dates. Both the bank letter and license papers should be signed by a Commissioner of Oaths

If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle: Please carry an affidavit from the police giving you authorisation from the owner / financial institution to take the vehicle abroad

Third-Party Insurance: Compulsory – obtained at the border post

ZA Sticker: Available at any AA Accredited Sales Agent store

International Driving Permit: Recommended


Currency Franc (FRW)