The government of Rwanda has waived visa fees for all concerned participants whether teams, officials, fans irrespective of their number who will be taking part in the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) scheduled to kick-off on January 16 at Amahoro National Stadium.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports and Culture, Mr. Edward Kalisa confirmed the development on Friday.
In a statement, Kalisa said, “The Government of Rwanda has waived visa fees for delegates coming for CHAN2016 and this applies to all participants whether teams, officials, fans etc irrespective of their number,”
Speaking to New Times, he explained that the Government had come up with the decision to facilitate the movement of all the people that wish to be part of the tournament, but also helping those that wish to visit Rwanda.
“We hope that by removing visa fees, participating teams will have enough fans to support them.’’ He added, who knows, we will have as many tourists as possible and this could earn Rwanda more revenues than it would be, if we kept the USD30 visa fees paid by African nationals visiting Rwanda.’’
All African nationals traveling to Rwanda acquire visas upon arrival. Over 1000 delegates are expected from participating countries plus CAF officials.