US To Rwanda Travel Restrictions, Flights News & Travel Ban In 2021 – Advisory & Requirements

This page was last updated on 29 October, 2021.


At a Glance

Most travelers from United States are allowed to enter Rwanda, but there are restrictions.
Source: Rwanda Biomedical Centre

Rwanda: Open for Travel

Travel is allowed with restrictions
Travelers are allowed to enter Rwanda by air. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Details and Exemptions:Land travel is restricted.
Source: Rwanda Biomedical Centre

Quarantine may be required

Quarantine may be required for vaccinated travelers
Vaccinated travelers must wait for up to 24 hours for their test results at home or at the booked hotels. Travelers are not required to quarantine in Rwanda unless they receive positive test results from their test on arrival.

Source: Rwanda Biomedical Centre

COVID-19 test required

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival
Travelers arriving in Rwanda or transiting for more than 12 hours must take an RT-PCR test on arrival and wait for their results at a transit hotel.

Details and Exemptions:Travelers with positive test results must quarantine.
Source: Rwanda Biomedical Centre

Masks are required

Masks are mandatory in public
Travellers must wear masks in all public places.

Source: Rwanda Biomedical Centre

Required Documents for your Trip

Mandatory passenger locator form
Travelers are required to fill a passenger locator form, and upload a negative COVID-19 test result to the form, before departure for Rwanda.

Source: Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Document: Complete online
Proof of negative COVID-19 test results before arrival
Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure of their first flight to Rwanda.

Details and Exemptions:This requirement does not apply to:
-Accompanied children under the age of 5.

Source: Rwanda Biomedical Centre

Optional Documents for your Trip

Recommended travel insurance
International travelers are recommended to have travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

Source: Rwanda Biomedical Centre