Border Management

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I.    BORDER PASS/JETONS 

Person living near the border shall be issued with border pass or jeton to allow him/her to conduct daily cross-border activities in accordance with bilateral or regional agreements between Rwanda and Neighboring or regional countries. 

II.    ENTRY AND EXIT OF A CHILD

With porpose to prevent and combat transnational crimes especially protection of child trafficking, a child under sixteen (16) years of age intending to enter in or exit from Rwanda shall be required to fulfill the following:

1° to be accompanied by one of the parents or another person authorized by the child’s parent or guardian;

2° a proof of consent from one of the parents or guardian authorizing him/her to travel in case the child is not accompanied (the authorization should be approved by competent authority). 

3° In case a child is under responsibility of Transport Company, the later shall assume the responsibility for the child’s travel.

III.    ENTRY AND EXIT OF A DEAD PERSON

An individual accompanying a dead person shall be required to present to an immigration officer a death certificate before its entry or exit. 

The Immigration Officers at border posts may inspect the dead person before its entry or exit.

IV.   ENTRY POINTS

A. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

Bugesera International Airport;

Kigali International Airport.

B. LOCAL AIRPORT

Kamembe Airport.

C. PORTS

Nkora Port in Rutsiro District;

Ruganda Port in Karongi District.

D. BORDER POSTS

    i. Border posts between the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Uganda:

  • Buhita Border post;
  • Buziba Border Post;
  • Cyanika Border Post;
  • Gatuna Border Post;
  • Kagitumba Border Post;
  •  Rwempasha Border post.

    ii. Border posts between the Republic of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Bugarama Border Post;
  • Kabuhanga Border Post;
  • La Corniche Border Post;
  • Poids Lourds Border Post;
  • Rusizi I Border Post;
  • Rusizi II Border Post.

    iii. Border posts between the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi:

  • Akanyaru Bas Border Post;
  • Akanyaru Haut Border Post;
  • Bweyeye Border Post;
  • Nemba Border Post;
  • Nshili Border Post;
  • Ruhwa Border Post.

    iv. Border post between the Republic of Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania:

  • Rusumo Border Post.