Practical information - CHOGM Rwanda 2022


The time in Rwanda is GMT +2.


Kinyarwanda, English, and French


Rwandan Francs(Rwf)


13 Million



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MTN and Airtel are Rwanda's leading telecommunications providers. They successfully provide internet between three data network speeds: GPRS, 3G, and 4G. We have collaborated with them to provide special CHOGM bundles so that you may preserve money while remaining connected.

Are you looking to Purchase a Sim?
SIM cards for cell phones can be accessed with ease. Although, by Rwandan legislation, every user/buyer must be registered to activate the SIM. Upon arrival, one would be required to present a form of identity of one's preference (ID Card or passport). At the point of purchase, visitors can register.

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Rwanda has a 220V AC, 50Hz electricity supply. Two-pronged circular electrical connectors (EU). Adaptors are available at most hotels per request.

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Plastic bags are not permitted in Rwanda as part of an environmental policy. Plastic bags must be discarded by passengers entering Kigali International Airport (KIA) or any border checkpoint.

They will be given a cost-effective, ecologically friendly alternative.

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Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited inside any Rwandan institution or in Rwandan government vehicles.

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Monday through Friday, public offices are open from 7:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, business hours are typically 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On weekends, businesses are open from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

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The lengthy dry season in Rwanda lasts from the end of June to the end of August. The average daily maximum temperature is roughly 23°C (79°F), with temperatures infrequently falling below 23°C (75°F) or surpassing 28°C (83°F).

The average low temperature at night is 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). Kigali is a secure, hygienic, and competitive contemporary city with a thriving economy.

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Monday through Friday, banking hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except Umuganda day (community service) on the last Saturday of the month. On Sunday, certain branches are open.

All commercial banks offer a variety of banking services. The majority of banks feature cash dispensers that take Visa and MasterCard. Foreign exchange services are accessible across the city of Kigali.

Commercial banks, hotels, and international airports may exchange most globally recognized currencies and travelers' checks. Most hotels, restaurants, and businesses accept major credit cards.