With effect from next year, Africans will not be required to apply for visas to Rwanda; they will rather be issued with the Visas upon entry into the country.
The development which was announced by the directorate of immigration and emigration aims at removing formalities in visa acquisition from Rwanda’s respective embassies around the continent.
The director of immigration and emigration Anaclet Kalibata, says that the development will help both the travelers and the country.
Kalibata says that it’s very beneficial for the country because it opens more doors to businessmen, tourists and workers who, upon arrival will understand that the country is hospitable indeed.
Rwanda’s immigration is one of the most technologically advanced, using biometric data and fingerprinting.
The technology allows returning Rwandans back home without having their passport stamped, simply by swiping the read section of the passport through a scanner and confirming the identity with an electronic fingerprint.
Other nationals can get their visa online, equally making the process easy and in large part supporting the growth of visitor arrivals to the country.
This development exists only in Africa in Seychelles, which requires NO visa at all.