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Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

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Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

Flights booked with Rwandair to Dar es salaam changing planes in Kigali both ways - 2hours outwards and 5 hours return (don't wish to leave the airport). Does the airport have a transit zone? Will i be required to purchase a transit visa in order to change planes?

All i can find online is Rwanda requires a transit visa but it is not clear if this is only for people leaving the airport. I also, read on here that people who don't change planes don't require a transit visa but i'm still uncertain regarding changing planes.

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1. Re: Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

Yes, there is a transit area that you will pass through. I am from the US so I can't be 100% sure on the UK, but we did not require a transit visa to change planes and there was no desk or stop to do so that I recall.

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2. Re: Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

Thank you very much Loretta

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3. Re: Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

I am an Indian traveller going from Mumbai to Nairobi by Rwandair. I have a halt at Kigali for three hours where I change flight. Do I require a transit visa?

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4. Re: Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

Best to ask the airline office in Mumbai - 022-4203 4203

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5. Re: Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

Did you finally require a transit visa for changing the plane in Kigali?

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6. Re: Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

If you do Not get out of the plane or airport, you will not require a visa. Enjoy.

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7. Re: Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

Can anyone give their experience about lounges in the transit area and cost? We have a very long transit in Kigali

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8. Re: Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

Hi- Did you finally need a transit visa to transit via Kigali airport to Nairobi?

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9. Re: Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

You dont require any transit Visa in Rwanda if changing planes

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10. Re: Changing planes at Kigali - transit visa?

I will be travelling to Juba, South Sudan in August and I will be in Kigali on transit for up to 22 hours. Please do I need a transit visa? Your quick response will be appreciated. Thanks

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