Rwanda Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import by passengers of 18 years of age and older:
- max. 250 grams of tobacco products;
- 1 liter of spirits (incl. liquors) and 2 litres of wine;
- max. 0,5 liter of perfume and/or toiletwater, of which not more than 0,25 liter may be perfume;
- personal effects;
- other goods up to a max. of USD 500.- or equivalent.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Passengers can import firearms and ammunition if holding a permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda. They must be transported as check-in luggage and be declared to the Special Airports Police Unit (SAPU) on arrival.

Export regulations::

Game trophy can only be exported with a special permit from the Game Department.


Dogs and cats must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued at the point of origin. Dogs: vaccination Flury LEP (against rabies) and cats: vaccination Flury HEP. Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Rwanda.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Rwanda.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Rwandan Franc-RWF): up to RWF 5,000.-; foreign currencies: unlimited, when declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (Rwandan Franc-RWF): up to RWF 5,000.-; foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

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Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.

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