Rwanda Shopping, Embassy and Communication

By | May 6, 2022



Official languages ​​are French, Kinyarwanda and English. Business language is Swahili.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

02/01/2022 Heroes Day

07.04.2022 Genocide Remembrance Day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

07/01/2022 Independence Day

04.07.2022 Liberation Day

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

10/01/2022 Patriotism Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Rwanda (persons aged 18 and over): 250 g of tobacco products; 1L of alcoholic beverages (including spirits) or 2L of wine. 500 ml of perfume and eau de toilette, of which perfume can be a maximum of a quarter of the amount. There is always a duty to declare.

Prohibited Imports

Plastic packaging and bags, weapons, drugs and pornographic material of all kinds. More information is available from

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda

Honorary consulates (without issuing visas) in Frankfurt/M., Hamburg, Hanover and Tutzing (Starnberg district).

Jägerstr. 67-69
+49 (0)30 20 91 65 90.

Mon-Fri 09.00 -13.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda

(Also responsible for Austria.)

Rue de Vermont 37/39, 4th floor
+41 (0)22 919 10 00.

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00. Consular Dept.: Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00.


Business etiquette

Best times to visit are April – October and December – January. Business hours: Mon-Fri 8am-12pm and 2pm-5pm.

Business contacts

Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Rwanda (Chamber of Commerce and Industry)BP 319, KigaliTel: 835 38, 835 41.



Is available.

Mobile phone

GSM 900. According to, network operator is Rwanda Cell. Mobile phones can be rented. Mobile phones can be rented or bought in large stores.


Internet provider is Rwandatel (E-Mail:; Internet: There are internet cafes and computer centers in most cities.

Post office

Airmail to Europe takes about two weeks to arrive. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00, Sat 08.00-12.00.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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