Traveling To Rwanda(Covid Regulation)

Traveling To Rwanda(Covid Regulation)

Do you want to travel to Rwanda but don’t know what is required, especially in this pandemic? Read on to find out what is required of you to travel to Rwanda with the covid regulations.

Just like any other country in this pandemic, Rwanda has restrictions on traveling. As much as people are encouraged to come to Rwanda with the #visit Rwanda campaign, different measures were put in place to ensure the safety of everyone.

Here are the covid restrictions and regulations that were put in place for people traveling to Rwanda;

Covid test 

Passengers arriving at the Kigali International airport are required to show a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their last departure. If the test turns out to be Negative, it must include the term ‘PCR.’ All passengers are required to fill in the passenger locator form and upload the test certificate before their flight. This is not mandatory for children under five years. 


This procedure is done at all entry points for the coronavirus.


After taking the PCR test, passengers are to be quarantined for 24 hours at a designated hotel at their own cost as they wait for the results. Passengers that are coming from India are required to be quarantined for seven days. Below are the hotels available for booking;


Once you reach Rwanda, there are internal restrictions that are essential to know for travelers, that are updated every two weeks, which are;

  • Curfew movements are prohibited from 10 pm to 4 pm 
  • Movements to the southern province are prohibited from 7 am to 4 pm, and tourists are required to take a PCR test before visiting the national parks of Rwanda at their own cost; these are available at walk-in clinics at 10,000rwf.
  • Accommodation is available for booking.
  • Restaurants are open and only allowed to host 50% of the total occupancy 
  • Spas and swimming pools are still closed, but hotel spas are permitted to operate.
  • Clubs are closed
  • All public facilities close at 9 pm.

Other different restrictions can only concern the locals, but once in Rwanda, you should keep up with the measures that have been put up to reduce the spread of covid-19.

Wear your mask at all times while in public places, wash your hands before entering public places, avoid physical contact with people(hugging). Penalties have been put in place for people who don’t comply with these measures.

Visit Rwanda and have a beautiful unimaginable trip as you also stay safe.

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