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Coronavirus in Kinigi

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Kinigi

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to travelling in Rwanda. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Rwanda.

Money in Kinigi

Currencie(s): Rwandan franc

Corruption: Rwanda has a corruption score of 44/100.
If your itinerary runs through Rwanda, watch out for muggers and beware of corrupt police officers. According to Transparency International, Rwanda scores average on the list of corrupt nations around the world.

Rwanda is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.01 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Kinigi

Language(s): Kinyarwanda, English & French
Here are a few basic lines to get you started:
  • Yes = Oui
  • No = Non
  • Thank You = Merci
  • Hello = Bonjour
  • Do you speak English? = Parlez vous anglais?
  • Please = S'il vous plaît
  • Bye = Au revoir
  • Excuse Me = Pardon
  • Where is the Bathroom? = Où se trouvent les toilettes?
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = Quel est votre nom? (Mon nom est)

Food & Drinks in Kinigi

National dish: Ugali.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Kinigi is 18.

Religion in Kinigi

Rwanda is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 95% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 56.5%, Protestant 26%, Adventist 11.1%, Muslim 4.6%, indigenous beliefs 0.1%, none 1.7% (2001). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Kinigi

Age of Consent: 18 years.
At the age of 18, an individual is considered mature enough in Rwanda to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Rwanda.

Rwanda scores a -3/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.
Please note: Certain cities, tourist areas and resorts can sometimes be LGBTQ+ friendly even when the laws in Rwanda are very anti-LGBTQ+. In all cases, do your research, check official government data for up-to-date news and if you feel apprehensive consider travelling to a more LGBTQ+ friendly country.

Other practical tips for Kinigi

Timezone: UTC+02:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / E / F / G

Weather: Currently overcast clouds, with a temperature between 12.9 and 12.9°C (55.2 and 55.2°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 43.21 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to Rwanda. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

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