Money Advice for Rwanda

Local Currency

Rwanda Franc (RWF)

General Advice

The US Dollar is the hard currency of preference. The local currency is the Rwandan Franc (RWF).

Money Exchange

Only commercial banks can cash traveller’s cheques.

ATM Availability

ATM machines are not widely available in Rwanda and should not be relied on. For more information check the Visa ATM locator, the MasterCard ATM locator or theAmerican Express ATM locator for the addresses of ATMs around the world.

Credit Cards

These are only accepted in some large hotels always check first

Other Information

The Rwandan Franc comes in the following denominations: 5,000, 1,000, 500 and 100 notes. 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 coins. The majority of transactions in Rwanda are handled in cash.

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