Eine Karte mit einer Stecknadel in Ruanda
Anja Sterker
Written by: Anja Sterker Last updated at: February 19, 2024

Safety in Rwanda

Many travellers wonder about Rwanda and security in the country. According to the Foreign Office, there is an increased risk of terrorist attacks in the area of Nyungwe-Forest National Park, the area between Cyangugu and Nyamagabe, and near Virunga National Park. Security personnel have been increased there following attacks in December 2018 as well as October 2019. In addition, attacks may occur in the immediate border areas with Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda.

Otherwise, however, violent crime is rare. You should protect yourself from petty crimes such as pickpocketing by keeping important documents such as IDs and flight documents safe and not carrying too much cash.