Booking Travel & Tourism

If the GIM 2018 organizers have explicitly communicated to you that your travel will be covered by WHO, please contact Katia M.B. Gaudin-Billaudaz at to arrange your travel.

If you are self-funded to attend GIM please be sure to arrange your airfare as soon as possible as flights fill up quickly.

Sessions will take place on 26, 27 and 28 of June and lunch will be provided each day. There will be a cocktail reception the evening of the 26th of June. Please visit the Hotel and Conference Center page for additional information. Participants will be responsible for arranging their own transport from the airport to the hotel which can be arranged through the hotel for $25 USD per person. Once you know your flight information please contact the hotel directly, +250 252252252, or by email,, to arrange your airport transfer. You can also take a taxi from the airport which should cost $15-$20 USD or 20,000 Rwandan francs.

Effective from 01 January 2018, nationals of all countries will get visa upon arrival without prior application. Please see the visa on arrival fees document, here.
Effective from 01 January 2018, nationals of all countries will receive visa upon arrival without prior application. All visas on arrival will cost $30 USD for Class T6-1: Conference single entry visa (30 days) or $50 USD for a Class T6-2: Conference visa (good for at least six months). Please be prepared and bring $30-$50 USD cash or a credit card to pay for your visa on arrival.

In view of bilateral agreements, nationals of the following Countries may visit Rwanda without a visa for a period up to 90 days: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, DRC, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Haiti, Mauritius, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Sao Tome and Principe and Singapore.

EAC Partner states citizens’ shall be issued with 6 months visitors pass (renewable) upon arrival with no fee.

Nationals of Australia, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States of America will be issued with entry visa valid for a period up to 30 days and pay for a visa ($30 USD) upon arrival without prior application.

Learn more about visiting Kigali, Rwanda, via the downloadable publication Dine & Shop Around Kigali, from the Rwanda Development Board and Rwanda Convention Bureau. The publication includes information about restaurants and coffeeshops, tours, national parks, banks, cab companies, and more.

From Dine & Shop Around Kigali:

Kigali is Rwanda’s rapidly growing vibrant capital city and most important business centre in the country. Founded in 1907 as a small colonial outpost with limited linkage to the outside world, it has today grown into a modern metropolis – the heart of the emerging Rwandan economy and the safest and cleanest capital city on the continent of Africa.

Kigali is the gateway city to the land of a thousand hills. Before heading out on one of Rwanda’s wonderful travel adventures showcased in the “Get Around” section, you will be delighted by our many varied restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife options in which to ‘Dine Around Kigali’. A haven for all things arts and culture, we have presented a range of craft, fashion, art and souvenir shops for you to explore. We invite you to enjoy the best of what our city has to offer.

Rwanda Key Facts

  • Time Zone: Central African Time (CAT) – GMT +2 hours
  • Size: 26,338 square kilometers
  • Population: 11.46 million
  • Capital City: Kigali
  • Major Economic Sectors: Tourism, mining and agriculture
  • Local Currency: Rwandan Franc
  • Foreign Currencies: All major currencies are accepted
  • Local Languages: Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili and English
  • Official Language: Kinyarwanda, English
  • President: H.E. Paul KAGAME
  • Telephone Country Code: +250 (Telecommunication is among the best in Africa)
  • ICT: High speed 4G LTE wireless broadband
  • Climate: Temperate all year round (24 – 27 degrees Celsius) making Rwanda an ideal destination year-round.