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INVESTWISE AFRICA KIGALI CONFERENCE 2023
Q: What airlines fly to Kigali?
A: Kigali International Airport is served by several airlines, including RwandAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar Airways.
Q: How long does it take to fly to Kigali from Europe/Asia/the Americas?
A: The exact travel time will depend on your departure city and airline, but flights from major cities in Europe usually take around 8-10 hours, flights from major cities in Asia take around 14-16 hours, and flights from the Americas take around 20-24 hours with a layover.
Q: Is Rwanda safe?
A: Yes, Rwanda is generally considered safe for tourists and visitors. Crime rates are low, and the government has taken steps to improve security and reduce corruption in recent years.
Q: Are there any areas in Rwanda that visitors should avoid?
A: Visitors should avoid the border regions with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi due to ongoing conflict and instability.
Q: What are some recommended hotels in Kigali?
A: Some popular hotels in Kigali include the Kigali Marriott Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre Kigali, and Serena Hotel Kigali.
Q: Can you recommend any budget-friendly accommodations in Kigali?
A: Some budget-friendly options in Kigali include the Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel, Hilltop Hotel, and Chez Lando Hotel.
Q: What is the best way to get around Kigali?
A: Taxis are widely available in Kigali, and most hotels can arrange for a taxi or private car service. There is also a bus system, but it can be crowded and difficult to navigate.
Q: Can I rent a car in Kigali?
A: Yes, several car rental companies operate in Kigali, including Hertz, Avis, and Europcar.
Q: Do I need a visa to enter Rwanda?
A: It depends on your country of origin. Citizens of some countries, including the United States, can obtain a visa on arrival in Rwanda. Others may need to apply for a visa in advance.
Q: How much does a visa cost?
A: A tourist visa for Rwanda costs $50 for a single entry and is valid for 30 days.
Q: What vaccinations do I need to travel to Rwanda?
A: The CDC recommends that all travelers to Rwanda be up to date on routine vaccinations, including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and flu. Additionally, the CDC recommends the following vaccinations for most travelers: hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever.
Q: Do I need to take malaria prophylaxis?
A: Yes, malaria is a risk in Rwanda, especially outside of Kigali. Travelers should take antimalarial medication and use insect repellent and mosquito nets to reduce the risk of infection.