Indonesia Waives Visa for Rwandans
Indonesia has waived visa requirements for Rwandan nationals. According to an announcement, Rwandans will be granted a 30-day free visa that can be applied at immigration check points of Indonesia including; airports, seaports and land borders.
The 30 days are non-extendable and cannot be converted into another type of visa.
Anaclet Kalibata, Rwanda’s director general of immigration and emigration says the republic of Indonesia waived visa free to Rwandan nationals traveling to Indonesia with ordinary, diplomatic and service passport.
The waiver is intended for tourism, family, social, art and cultural, government visit, giving lecture, or attending seminar, attending meetings held by head office or representative in Indonesia office and transit to another country.
The republic of Indonesia is the first country on the Asian continent to cut off visa free for Rwandans.
According to Kalibata, Indonesia’s visa waiver for Rwandan nationals will stay â€œuntil further notice.â€
Indonesia has waived visa requirements after some African countries also reduced visa restrictions among them including; Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Seychelles, and Mauritius.
On average, Africans need visas to travel to 55% of other African countries and can only get visas on arrival in 25% of other countries. This means they can only travel to 20% of the countries without a visa says the African Development Bank.