Rwanda (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Required to present a negative COVID-19 test and additional PCR Covid-19 test
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Will be quarantine until Covid-19 test result availalble

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 08.02.2021
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 medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been 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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for up to 24 hours until the result is ready.
4. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 7 days.
5. Airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 14 days before arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Kigali International Airport is open. Land borders remain closed except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.

All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 120 hours of departure. You will then be required to quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting results of a second COVID-19 test, conducted on arrival.
 

Lockdown Details

At this time, Rwanda has resumed most business operations, including restaurants, hotels, shops, and tourism operations. Schools and bars (including bars located inside of hotels and restaurants) remain closed. National parks are open to visitors with a negative COVID-19 test. Masks/face coverings are required in public.
 

Sources

https://rw.usembassy.gov/health-alert-covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co