Nyiragongo Travel Information

Visas and Border Crossing

To qualify for a tourist visa to enter the Democratic Republic of Congo via Goma /Gisenyi, you must first have any of these Nyiragongo trek permit or Virunga Mountain tracking gorilla permit. Thus you must arrive at the border with a print out of your trek permit for verification. You should timely apply for the visa from your home country as an alternative. It takes about two weeks to get your visa from the date of application Clear with Rwanda immigration at the DRC office hand over your visa print out and passport just in 15 minutes after you have your visa in your passport plus Ebola fever scan and yellow fever papers will be checked and registered.

Visas are required by every person entering Democratic Republic of Congo. You will need a standard entry visa in Rwanda if you are entering Rwanda once or a multiple visa to cross over to Democratic Republic of Congo.  Visas can be obtained at the DRC embassy in Kigali .You are  advised to have your visa right in the hands by the time you arrive at the Rwanda – Democratic Republic of Congo border.

After getting cleared with your visa, you will regret no more for having decided to visit Nyiragongo  because every visit will always be unique