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Africa > Rwanda: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 95 767

Active cases: 49 109

Recovered: 45 437

Deaths: 1 221

Vaccination count: 1.8 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Required to present a negative COVID-19 test and additional PCR Covid-19 test
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
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 ‘PCR’. 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 Rwanda’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 Government’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.

Tests: Required to present a negative COVID-19 test and additional PCR Covid-19 test

Quarantine: Depends
Self-quarantine required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2021-09-22.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Yes
From 2 to 22 September, updated measures are in place. Some events and gatherings (concerts, festivals, exhibitions etc) shall resume gradually for vaccinated and tested participants. A number of restrictions remain in place including on business opening hours and limits on the capacity of public transport and restaurant occupancy. All bars remain closed.

Click here for detailed information https://bit.ly/38LR62W

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 20 people banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Essential only

Tourist attractions: Closed


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