Delegate Information

Information about the 3rd MenEngage Africa SymposiumInformation about the 3rd MenEngage Africa Symposium “Accountability and Transformation through Gender-Equitable Evidence-Based Programming.“

Welcome to Kigali, Rwanda’s booming capital city! 


The Venue in coordination with the ICLR is dedicated to ensuring the utmost safety and security for all event delegates, and other participants. Therefore, we ask for your understanding and to comply with the various security measures, which will be in place.


Registrations are now closed.

Visa Information

All citizens of the world are issued a visa upon arrival at all border posts without prior application at a cost of 50USD.

Citizens of country members of the following international organizations receive a visa upon arrival and visa fees are waived for a visit of 30 days: African Union, Commonwealth and La Francophonie.

Citizens of East African Community Member States are issued a pass/entry visa free of charge upon arrival to stay for a period of six months.

The following countries are granted 90 days valid visa free of charge upon arrival: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Haiti, Mauritius, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Singapore and the state of Qatar.

Citizens of all countries that are not visa exempt also have the option to submit an application online or at the Rwanda Diplomatic Missions of the country of residence before departure. Those applying online have the option to pay online or upon arrival.

There is no single affiliated agent authorized to apply for a visa on your behalf. Such agents may mislead you and charge more than the required visa fee (source:

Diplomatic passport holders

Delegates holding diplomatic passports, service/official passports or AU/UN laissez-passer travelling for official duty are exempted from visa fees.

Ordinary passport holders

Visiting Delegate Country Visa Type Fee Validity Visa Issued
Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore, Benin, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Ghana, Indonesia, Haiti, Senegal, Seychelles, Sao Tome & Principe and Democratic Republic of Congo Tourist (T1) visa Multiple entries None 90 days Upon arrival
Citizens of the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda) Visitor pass Multiple entries None 6 months Upon arrival
Nationals of Australia, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States of America Single entry Visa 30USD 90 days Upon arrival
Nationals of all countries not listed above Single entry Visa 30USD 30 days Upon arrival
  Tourist Visa (T2) Multiple entries 60USD 90 days Upon arrival
  Conference pass (T6-1) Single entry 30USD 30 days Upon arrival
  Conference pass (T6-2) Multiple entries 60USD 30 days Upon arrival

Those wishing to stay for longer than 30 days and/or enter more than once should contact the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration or a Rwandan embassy or diplomatic mission

For further information on visas for Rwanda visit

Passport/travel document validity

All travelers must hold a valid passport or another acceptable travel document. The document must have a validity of at least six months on the day of entry in Rwanda.

Yellow fever vaccination requirements

The Rwandan Ministry of Health requires all travelers coming from countries where yellow fever is endemic to produce proof of vaccination at border posts.

Delegates without proof of vaccination will be immunized at the airport clinic at a cost of 40 USD.

Health services

First aid and emergency services will be available at the Kigali Convention Center. For more extensive medical services, delegates are advised to seek treatment at one of the following hospitals:

  • King Faysal Hospital: +250 788307561
  • Centre Hospitlier Universitaire de Kigali/CHUK: +250 788868240
  • Kanombe Military Hospital: +250 788305703

In case of emergency or accident, delegates should call the Emergency medical Hotline: +2507883001116

If you are on medication, please carry sufficient supply for the duration of your stay.

Medical insurance

The Host Country does not cover travel insurance and medical insurance.

Your medical insurance should:

  • Take effect as soon as you leave your home country or place of residence.
  • Be recognized by the main referral hospitals (the King Faisal Hospital, Kigali; University Teaching Hospital of Kigali; and Rwanda Military Hospital)
  • Cover medical treatment in Rwanda.
  • Cover medical evacuation and treatment within Africa.
  • Cover repatriation to home country or place of residence.
  • If you are on any routine medication (s) for e.g. Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Asthma, Epilepsy, ARVs etc., kindly travel with an adequate supply of your medication.
  • Private health insurance companies in Rwanda provide a package that includes medical services in Rwanda, medical evacuation and treatment in Africa, repatriation to home country or country of residence.


The following Rwandan mobile telecommunication service providers are available:

  • MTN 
  • Airtel

Mobile telephone service providers also provide a gateway to the Internet using GPRS, 3G and 4G. Cell phone SIM cards are widely available. Every SIM card user/buyer in Rwanda is expected by law to be registered prior to activation. SIM cards can be registered at the point of purchase.


The unit of currency is the Rwandan Franc (RWF). Exchange rates are subject to fluctuation. Central bank rates can be found on the National Bank of Rwanda website
Bureaux de Change (Forex Bureaus) are available at the Airport 24/7, and in all parts of Kigali City during working hours.

Banking Services

Banking hours are from 08:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and from 08:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays. Banking amenities are available at all commercial banks. Most banks have cash dispensing machines accepting Visa, MasterCard and Cirrus. Bureau de Change facilities are available in all parts of Kigali city. Most internationally recognized currencies and travelers’ cheques can be exchanged at commercial banks, hotels and international airport. Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.


The average temperature in Kigali in September is warm at 21 °C (69.8 °F). Afternoons can be hot with average high temperatures reaching 27 °C (80.6 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally mild with an average low of 15 °C (59 °F). The weather in June is generally dry with some rain.

Local time

The time in Rwanda is GMT+2.

Plastic bags

As part of an environmental protection policy, plastic bags are not allowed into Rwanda. Passengers entering Kigali International Airport, or any other border posts with plastic bags are required to discard them, and are supplied with an environmentally friendly alternative at a cost ranging between 2- 6USD.

Electricity supply

The electricity supply in Rwanda is 220/240V AC. You are advised to bring your own round, two-prong adapter and transformer for 110V AC.

Emergency services

In case of emergency, please refer to the numbers listed below.

  • Fire Brigade (Toll Free from a local line): 111 or +250 788 311 224
  • Ambulance (Toll Free from a local line): 912
  • General Assistance (Toll free from a local line): 997
  • Rwanda National Police (Toll free from a local line) :112

Business & shopping hours

Public offices open from 08:00 to 17.00, while businesses open from 08.00 to 22.00 , Monday to Friday. Weekend business hours range between 09.00 and 22.00.
For more practical information on Rwanda, please visit


Rwanda boasts a green mountainous landscape, renowned for its Volcanoes National Park which encompasses the 4 507m high Mt. Karisimbi and four other forested volcanoes, as well as being home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. In addition, the Nyungwe National Park, with ancient mountain rainforest providing a habitat for chimpanzees and other primates, the vast Akagera National Park and other iconic sites, ensure your visit to ICLR will present unique opportunities to enrich your travel experience by exploring the Land of a Thousand Hills.

For more information on our destinations see