The Rwanda Directorate of Immigration and Emigration has revised visa fees for tourists arriving on its shores, in order to be in tune with the global currency rates.
The New Times quotes the Directorate as stating that the new visa fees, which would be effective from 31 July, would remain the same for the next 12 months.Henceforth, the new transit and entry visa would cost $30, or €27, or £20, while the tourist and family visa is priced at $50, or €45, or £35.
For travellers with diplomatic passports, visa exemption would continue to stay. On the other hand, people would need to pay $30, or €27, or £20 for obtaining a conference visa.Yves Butera, a spokesperson with the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration, was quoted by the news daily as saying that visa fees are regularly changed and it is always dependent on the central bank’s currency rate.
Except for the British Pound, which is declining rapidly owing to the Brexit vote, travellers from the other nations would need to pay almost as much as they used to.On the other hand, visitors from the UK, who earlier were shelling out £23 either for a transit or an entry visa, would now need to pay £20 from 31 July.
Family visa fee for UK tourists has fallen to £35 from £40 and holders of the EAC (East African Community) tourist visa and tourist group visa, which is for four to 10 people, have to pay £70 instead of the earlier £77.
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