Visa and Accommodation


Foreign nationals wishing to obtain a Rwandan visa must submit their applications to the Rwandan Diplomatic Missions in their country of residence for processing.

In case there is no Rwandan Diplomatic Mission/Consulate in your country, you will need to request a visa acceptance letter online (see link below), which must be presented on arrival in order to obtain a visa. The processing fee is 30 USD.

In view of bilateral agreements, nationals of the following countries may visit Rwanda without a visa for a period up to 90 days: Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

EAC partner states citizens shall be issued 6 months visitors' pass (renewable) upon arrival free of charge.

Nationals of Australia, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States of America will be issued an entry visa valid for a period up to 30 days and must pay 30 USD upon arrival without prior application. 

For more information (including information about "conference visa"), please visit this site; visit this site for general visa information; and please note the new standard rates for visa fees


Our recommended hotel in Kigali is Nobleza Hotel. Please visit the hotel's website to book a room. A discount on accommodation has been negotiated for you and you will be paying 75% of the usual price (75 USD per night for a deluxe room for one person). The fee includes bed and breakfast, airport services, access to the swimming pool and Wifi. However, to get the discount, the hotel requires a bank wire transfer using this form and if you are not comfortable with this option, you will pay the regular price of 100 USD per night and booking can be made online. Alternatively, the hotel is now generating a one-time payment link for anyone willing to book their rooms using their credit card. To request a payment link, you would need to send an email to Remember to mention attending the Africa TESOL conference in order to get the discount.

There are also a limited number of budget rooms available at Town View Guesthouse. This local guesthouse provides basic accommodation with a private bathroom, breakfast, and wifi. The economic price of 15,000 RWF/night per person (approximately $18) has been negotiated for you if you mention "Africa TESOL" and book with the owner via WhatsApp +250 788 612 387. For a higher price ($35), you may book online here. Please note that this guesthouse is located at an approximately 15 minute moto taxi ride away from the conference venue. Also note that if you need an official booking for visa purposes, you might have to book online. 


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