Rwanda extends on-arrival visas to Maldives

The Maldives and Rwanda have signed an agreement to mutually exempt visa requirements.

Under the agreement, the nationals of both countries can enter, exit, or transit without visas for up to 30 days whether it is for single or multiple entries.

The agreement was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid on behalf of the Maldives government and his Rwandan counterpart Vincent Biruta at a ceremony held in London.

During the discussions at the signing ceremony, Minister Shahid expressed gratitude to the Rwandan government for its commitment to enhance the existing bilateral ties. He also conveyed hope that the visa exemption agreement will open up new avenues and increase people to people engagement between the countries.

Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed interest to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the Maldives and Rwanda.

Rwanda is the latest country to offer visa exemption to the Maldives, while on Thursday last week, the Cambodian government also announced visa exemption for Maldivian nationals traveling to their country.

With close to 100 countries already providing on-arrival visas to Maldivian nationals, the Maldives currently has the strongest passport in the South Asian region.

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