Rwanda, one of the world’s rapidly developing nations is considering waiving visa fees for a broad category of visitors entering the country.
The announcement was made by the country’s head of state Paul Kagame, During the UK-Africa summit in London. If the bill gets through Parliament, it will mean that all Africans, citizens of Commonwealth nations and the Francophonie will be admitted into Rwanda without having to pay visa fees.
“The Commonwealth is a community of values, with continued relevance for today’s world. More than one-third of its member states are African. These are the reasons why Rwanda chose to join in 2009.
Kagame, who is considering stepping down as president ahead of the next presidential elections, further stated; “In that connection, we are soon considering exempting citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as the African Union and the Francophonie, from paying visa fees when entering Rwanda”.
Rwanda will host the 26 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM later in June 2020.