Rwanda

Border Entry โœ… - Restrictions โœ…
  • Entry Requirements

    • ๐Ÿ  Quarantine - โš ๏ธ Depends, self-quarantine required for some travelers.

    • ๐Ÿ“‹ Test - ๐Ÿ”… Required to present a negative COVID-19 test and additional PCR Covid-19 test

    • ๐Ÿ˜ท Masks - ๐Ÿ”… Masks are required in public spaces

  • Internal Restrictions

    • ๐ŸŽŠ Events - โš ๏ธ Events of more than 20 people banned

    • ๐Ÿ” Attractions - โœ… Closed

    • ๐ŸšŽ Transportation - โš ๏ธ Operational with restrictions

    • ๐Ÿ›’ Shopping - โš ๏ธ Essential only

    • ๐Ÿ” Restaurants - โš ๏ธ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

From 12 August to 1 September, updated COVID-19 measures will be in place, nationwide. This includes the closure of all businesses by 7pm, public transport must not exceed 75% of seating capacity and restaurants shall resume with a 30% occupancy limit. You should check the latest cabinet communique https://bit.ly/3m6DTK2 for full details on measures in place.

Internal Restrictions: March 21, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda (https://bit.ly/2QT4v3D). This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Arriving passengers at Kigali International airport must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to first departure. Negative test certificates must include the term โ€˜PCRโ€™. COVID-19 testing is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. All passengers must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test. All passengers will be screened upon entry. If you are entering Rwanda you will need to take a PCR test on arrival. The testing costs 60 US dollars. You must wait 24 hours for the results in a designated transit hotel and respect all COVID-19 prevention measures. Test results can be checked on the Rwanda Biomedical Centre website. If your test result is positive, even if asymptomatic, while in Rwanda, you will be treated in line with Rwandaโ€™s COVID-19 management guidelines until you have fully recovered, at your own cost. If you are transiting Rwanda you may or may not need to take a test, depending on the length and type of transit. You should follow the Rwandan Governmentโ€™s guidance for arriving into and departing from Rwanda and comply with health guidelines. All passengers arriving from India are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost. Entry at land borders remains restricted.

Border Restrictions: March 20, 2020 - August 1, 2020

Entry Regulations

Published 16.06.2021 1. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form before departure at https://travel.rbc.gov.rw/ . 2. Passengers entering or transiting through Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years. 3. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for up to 24 hours until the result is ready. 4. Passengers who in the past 7 days have been in India or Uganda are subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense. 5. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 14 days before arrival. 6. More information can be found at http://www.rbc.gov.rw/

Last Update: September 1, 2021

Latest Changes

August 03
July 27
  • โš ๏ธ The Government of Rwanda announced localized lockdowns for additional areas of Rwanda from July 28 โ€“ August 10, 2021. USEmbassyinRwanda

July 18
  • โš ๏ธ Citizens are urged to significantly reduce social interactions and limit movements only to essential services until 26th July. AfricanewsEnglish

June 29
  • โš ๏ธ Effective July 1, all higher institutions are closed in Kigali and other parts of the country. Police ready to enforce new Covid-19 guidelines. TheNewTimes

May 19
  • โœ… Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries agreed on Wed that restrictions for travelers from outside the E.U. should be eased. NBCNews