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Last update 04 May 2022Diplomatic 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

 

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the capital of Rwanda Kigali.  Bulgarian citizens residing in Rwanda for a short or long period of time may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Nigeria for consular issues.

 

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Nigeria

Address: 10 Euphrates Crescent, Maitama, Abuja

Tel .: + 234 9038600017; +234 8033078578

Phone only for emergencies outside working hours: +234 903 000 0275

Working hours: 9.00 - 17.30

Reception hours at the Consular Service: 09.00-12.00

E-mail of the Embassy: [email protected]

E-mail of the Consular Service: [email protected]

Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/nigeria

 

The Embassy of Rwanda in Tel Aviv is accredited for Bulgaria

Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in Tel Aviv

Address: 8 Maskit Street, Herzliya, P.O.  Box 4066, Tel Aviv

Tel .: (+972) 9-799 7177;  (+972) 9-884 7793

Email: [email protected]

General information

General information

Local currency

Rwandan Franc (RWF)

The US dollar is also largely used for payment.

Credit card payments are also widespread in the capital.

Crime and security

In general, the situation in the capital Kigali is calm.  Avoid traveling inland, where kidnappings and pickpocketing are not uncommon.  Only in cases of extreme urgency should travel to areas near Rwanda's borders with Burundi and the DRC.

It is recommended to bring a copy of an identity document and a small amount of money.

Legislation

In Rwanda, demonstrating sexual orientation is prohibited and punishable under the law.

Customs requirements

You can import an unlimited amount of currency in Rwanda, but it must be declared.  You can import goods for personal use as duty-free.

The import of plants is prohibited.

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

Traffic on the roads

It is recommended to rent a taxi after prior arrangement of the tariff.

Be especially careful when driving at night.

International and Bulgarian driving licenses are needed.

Healthcare

Outside the capital, Kigali, the healthcare does not meet European standards. Relatively high percentage of people are infected with AIDS.

Travel papers and visas

You enter the country with an international passport, which is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Rwanda.

Bulgarian citizens traveling to Rwanda (holders of ordinary, official and diplomatic passports) need a visa, which they can obtain either at the airport (for a fee of $ 60) or through the Rwandan embassy in Tel Aviv.

Tourists visiting one of the countries of the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Uganda with a valid visa can visit the other two without submitting additional visa applications or paying additional visa fees.

Immunization against yellow fever is required only for travellers coming from countries at increased risk of contracting yellow fever.

Practical advice

When traveling outside Kigali during the rainy season (February to June and October to December), appropriate equipment must be worn, including for vehicles.

Loss of signal for mobile phones and other equipment when traveling inland is likely.

Be careful when eating fruits and vegetables - after washing do not eat immediately, but leave in the sun for 10-15 minutes.

Water should be boiled or bottled.

Competitive service

 

 Certifications and legalizations

In order to be valid in Bulgaria, all documents issued by the authorities in Burundi to Bulgarian citizens should be printed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Rwanda.

They should then be certified either by the Bulgarian Embassy in Abuja (in which case prior certification by the Rwandan Embassy in Abuja is required) or by the Rwandan Embassy in Tel Aviv (in this case the Rwandan Embassy Consular Certifications are also to be certified at the Bulgarian Embassy in Tel Aviv).

Thereafter, the documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized Translation Agency in Bulgaria, and the translation certified by the Department of Certification and Legalization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

European Emergency Travel Document

 

In some cases - damage, loss or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for a European Emergency Travel Document (ETD) before an embassy of an EU Member State in Kigali.

 

 

 

 

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