Rwanda has scrapped visa fees for more than 90 African Union, Commonwealth and Francophonie member states for a 30-day stay.

The New Times reports the new visa regime started on 10 March.

Travellers from the East African Community do not have to pay a visa fee. This applies to anyone with an ordinary, service and diplomatic passport and the entry visa is valid for a stay of up to six months.

The new update grants many countries a free 90-day valid visa with a regular passport.

Those countries are Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis.

The New Times reports it also applies to Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Haiti, Mauritius, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Singapore and Qatar.

Countries that have entered into a visa waiver agreement with Rwanda have access to the country for up to 90 days without visa requirements including visa fees.

You must be in possession of a diplomatic and/or service passport or (official) passport.

These countries are Angola, Benin, the People’s Republic of China (including Public Affairs passport), Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia and the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis.

Other countries are Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, India, the State of Israel, Haiti, Mauritius, Mozambique, Morocco, Namibia, Philippines, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Citizens of all countries not mentioned above must pay a prescribed visa upon arrival.

Rwandans living abroad with dual nationality do not have to pay any visa fees when traveling to the country with a Rwandan identity card.

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