Rwanda and Portugal enjoy existing diplomatic relations dating back to 12th February 1976.
At the time, António Baptista Martins became the first Portuguese Ambassador in Rwanda with residence in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
He assumed the duties on 25th January 1997. Today, the country’s interests in Rwanda are overseen by Helena Malcata who presented credentials to President Paul Kagame on 22nd February 2019.
Amb. Nkurikiyimfura has been serving as Rwanda’s Ambassador to France since July 2022.
A Rwandan seeking to travel to Portugal is required to apply for Schengen visa. A round trip to the country with KLM aircraft costs US$825.