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Entry restrictions
Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form before departure at https://travel.rbc.gov.rw/ .

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.

Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test upon arrival and quarantine for up to 24 hours until the result is ready.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 7 days.

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Published on 20.12.2021

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 self-isolation at a designated hotel for 3 days at their own expense.

4. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 14 days before arrival.

5. More information can be found at http://www.rbc.gov.rw/

Published on 09.12.2021

1. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are suspended.

2. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form before departure at https://travel.rbc.gov.rw/ .

3. 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.

4. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and self-isolation at a designated hotel until the result is ready.

5. Passengers who in the past 7 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe are subject to quarantine for 7 days
at their own expense.

6. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 14 days before arrival.

7. More information can be found at http://www.rbc.gov.rw/

Published on 02.12.2021

1. Flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are suspended.

2. Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form before departure at https://travel.rbc.gov.rw/ .

3. 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.

4. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival and self-isolation at a designated hotel until the result is ready.

5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense.

6. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 14 days before arrival.

7. More information can be found at http://www.rbc.gov.rw/

Published on 15.10.2021

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 self-isolation at a designated hotel until the result is ready. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination
certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated and their accompanying children younger than 18 years are allowed to self-isolate at home.

4. Airline crew must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 14 days before arrival.

5. More information can be found at http://www.rbc.gov.rw/

published 26.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form before departure at rbc.gov.rw.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 120 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Another PCR test will be done on arrival and passengers must stay 24 hours in a designated hotel until they get the results of the test.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

All travellers arriving or transiting in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form before heading to the airport.
Transiting/connecting travellers who are not leaving the airport for less than 12 hours will be screened upon entry and are not required to take a second test.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
All travellers arriving in Rwanda must present a negative Rapid (Lateral Flow) Test, taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. A further Rapid (Lateral Flow) Test will be taken upon arrival at the traveller’s own cost and is mandatory. Accompanying children under 5 years old do not need a COVID-19 test result.
All travellers to Rwanda must complete a passenger locator form before travelling to the airport.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-15
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 20141669
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 0
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 151.71
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 0

The Government of Rwanda has published

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Full Restrictions

  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers: The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda. Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must present a negative Rapid (Lateral Flow) Test, taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. A further Rapid (Lateral Flow) Test will be taken upon arrival at the traveller’s own cost and is mandatory. Accompanying children under 5 years old do not need a COVID-19 test result.
    All travellers to Rwanda must complete a passenger locator form before travelling to the airport.
    Payment instructions for arrival tests can be found on the passenger locator form. Payment on arrival via credit card is accepted. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda and the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister for further updates. You will need a visa to enter or travel through Rwanda as a visitor.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
    Proof of vaccination status: You do not need to present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Rwanda. However incoming travellers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) invited to be fully vaccinated before their travel.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
    If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year.
    Children and young people: Incoming travellers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel.
    COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for entry for accompanied children under 5 years.
    If you’re transiting through Rwanda: All travellers arriving or transiting in Rwanda must complete the
    passenger locator form before heading to the airport.
    Transiting/connecting travellers who are not leaving the airport for less than 12 hours will be screened upon entry and are not required to take a second test. This is not applicable for transiting passengers by land borders, in that case, passengers will be tested using rapid tests on arrival at land borders.
    *Exemptions: There are no exemptions to Rwanda’s entry requirements.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: Movements nationwide are no longer prohibited. The Office of the Prime Minister publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, on their website, normally every two weeks, and on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    Public places and services: The Government of Rwanda is taking measures to respond to COVID-19. Citizens and residents of Rwanda must be fully vaccinated in order to access public places. People attending any event must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to meeting. Wearing face masks is no longer mandatory (but people are encouraged to wear masks indoors). More details about the
    latest measures have been published on the
    Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance. The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website.

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    16.05.2022
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers: The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda. Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must present a negative Rapid (Lateral Flow) Test taken 72 hours prior to departure. A COVID-19 RT-PCR test will be taken upon arrival at the traveller’s own cost and is mandatory. Travellers must self-isolate until they get negative PCR test results taken on arrival. Accompanying children under 5 years old do not need a COVID-19 test result.
    All travellers to Rwanda must complete a passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before travelling to the airport.
    The cost of COVID-19 tests at the airport is now $60. Payment instructions can be found on the passenger locator form. You should arrange to take a private test.
    You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda and the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister for further updates.
    You will need a visa to enter or travel through Rwanda as a visitor.
    If you’re fully vaccinated: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
    Proof of vaccination status: You do not need to present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Rwanda. However incoming travellers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
    If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year.
    Children and young people: Incoming travellers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel.
    COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for entry for accompanied children under 5 years.
    If you’re transiting through Rwanda: All travellers arriving or transiting in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 PCR test certificate before heading to the airport.
    Transiting/connecting travellers who are not leaving the airport for less than 12 hours will be screened upon entry and are not required to take a second test. This is not applicable for transiting passengers by land borders, in that case, passengers will be tested using RT-PCR and rapid tests on arrival at land borders. PCR test results will be fast tracked.
    Exemptions: There are no exemptions to Rwanda’s entry requirements.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: Movements nationwide are no longer prohibited. The Office of the Prime Minister publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, on their website, normally every two weeks, and on theTwitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister .
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    Public places and services: The Government of Rwanda is taking measures to respond to COVID-19. Citizens and residents of Rwanda must be fully vaccinated in order to access public places. People attending any event must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to meeting. More details about the latest measures have been published on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    Citizens and residents of Rwanda must be fully vaccinated in irder to access public spaces. Fully vaccinated means two doses and a booster shot when eligible (administerd 3 months after teh secon dose). In addition, the public is urged to get frequently tested while continuing to observe preventive measures including properly weraing face masks and hand hygiene.

    *Public transport will continue with buses operating at full capacity and window must be open for proper ventilation.

    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda before returning to your country, the local authorities will expect the vast majority of people to self-isolate at home for 14 days or until you test negative for COVID-19. If you are visiting and staying in a hotel, you may be asked to self-isolate in your room, or to relocate to another hotel or another floor in your current hotel.
    If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance. The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website

    Read more
    12.04.2022
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers: The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda.
    Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    All travelers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travelers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travelers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport.
    COVID-19 RT-PCR and Antigen Rapid Tests will be taken upon arrival at the traveler’s own cost and are mandatory. Travelers must self-isolate until they get negative PCR test results taken on arrival.
    The cost of COVID-19 tests at the airport is now $65.Payment instructions can be found on the passenger locator form. Payment on arrival via credit card is accepted.
    You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda and the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister
    You will need a visa to enter or travel through Rwanda as a visitor.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
    *Proof of vaccination status: You do not need to present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Rwanda. However incoming travelers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
    If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year.
    Children and young people: Incoming travelers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) . COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for entry for accompanied children under 5 years.
    If you’re transiting through Rwanda: All travelers arriving or transiting in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 PCR test certificate before heading to the airport.
    Transiting/connecting travelers who are not leaving the airport for less than 12 hours will be screened upon entry and are not required to take a second test. This is not applicable for transiting passengers by land borders, in that case, passengers will be tested using RT-PCR and rapid tests on arrival at land borders. PCR test results will be fast tracked.
    Exemptions: There are no exemptions to Rwanda’s entry requirements.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: Movements nationwide are no longer prohibited. The Office of the Prime Minister publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, on their website, normally every two weeks, and on theTwitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister .
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    Public places and services: The Government of Rwanda is taking measures to respond to COVID-19. Citizens and residents of Rwanda must be fully vaccinated in order to access public places. People attending any event must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to meeting. More details about the latest measures have been published on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    Citizens and residents of Rwanda must be fully vaccinated in irder to access public spaces. Fully vaccinated means two doses and a booster shot when eligible (administerd 3 months after teh secon dose). In addition, the public is urged to get frequently tested while continuing to observe preventive measures including properly weraing face masks and hand hygiene.

    *Public transport will continue with buses operating at full capacity and window must be open for proper ventilation.

    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda before returning to your country, the local authorities will expect the vast majority of people to self-isolate at home for 14 days or until you test negative for COVID-19. If you are visiting and staying in a hotel, you may be asked to self-isolate in your room, or to relocate to another hotel or another floor in your current hotel.
    If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance. The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website

    Read more
    11.04.2022
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers: The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda.
    Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    All travelers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travelers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travelers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport.
    COVID-19 RT-PCR and Antigen Rapid Tests will be taken upon arrival at the traveler’s own cost and are mandatory. Travelers must self-isolate until they get negative PCR test results taken on arrival.
    The cost of COVID-19 tests at the airport is now $65.Payment instructions can be found on the passenger locator form. Payment on arrival via credit card is accepted.
    You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda and the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister
    You will need a visa to enter or travel through Rwanda as a visitor.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
    *Proof of vaccination status: You do not need to present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Rwanda. However incoming travelers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
    If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year: Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year.
    Children and young people: Incoming travelers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) . COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for entry for accompanied children under 5 years.
    If you’re transiting through Rwanda: All travelers arriving or transiting in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 PCR test certificate before heading to the airport.
    Transiting/connecting travelers who are not leaving the airport for less than 12 hours will be screened upon entry and are not required to take a second test. This is not applicable for transiting passengers by land borders, in that case, passengers will be tested using RT-PCR and rapid tests on arrival at land borders. PCR test results will be fast tracked.
    Exemptions: There are no exemptions to Rwanda’s entry requirements.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: Movements nationwide are no longer prohibited. The Office of the Prime Minister publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, on their website, normally every two weeks, and on theTwitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister .
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    Public places and services: The Government of Rwanda is taking measures to respond to COVID-19.. Citizens and residents of Rwanda must be fully vaccinated in order to access public places. People attending any event must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to meeting. More details about the latest measures have been published on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda before returning to your country, the local authorities will expect the vast majority of people to self-isolate at home for 14 days or until you test negative for COVID-19. If you are visiting and staying in a hotel, you may be asked to self-isolate in your room, or to relocate to another hotel or another floor in your current hotel.
    If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance. The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website

    Read more
    17.03.2022
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda.
    All travelers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travelers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Incoming travelers eligible (aged 12 years and above) for COVID-19 vaccinations is better to be fully vaccinated before their travel. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travelers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport.
    COVID-19 RT-PCR and Antigen Rapid Tests will be taken upon arrival at the traveler’s own cost and are mandatory. Travelers must self-isolate until they get negative PCR test results taken on arrival.
    The cost of COVID-19 tests at the airport is now $65 and payment instructions can be found on the passenger locator form.
    Transiting/connecting travelers who are not leaving the airport for less than 12 hours will be screened upon entry and not required to take a second test. (This is not applicable for transiting passengers by land borders, in that case, passengers will be tested using RT-PCR and rapid tests on arrival). PCR test results will be fast tracked.
    You should monitor the and the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister for further updates.
    Screening on arrival Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    Testing on departure: The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda.
    All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Travelers must take their tests 2 days prior to departure. Travelers are advised to check with airlines about the COVID-19 requirements of the final destination and/or transit countries and plan for their RT-PCR test accordingly.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: The following measures will take effect nationwide, starting on March 5th 2022 and be reviewed after one month upon a health assessment.
    Citizens and Rwanda residents must be fully vaccinated in order to access public places. Fully vaccinated means having two doses and booster shot when eligible.
    People attending any evet must present a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to meeting.
    • Curfew is lifted. However, night clubs. Live bands, bars, reception, and betting activities shall close by 2:00 AM.
    • Private business and public officers will operate at full capacity
    • Business owners must ensure employees are fully vaccinated. The ministry of health may temporarily close public offices or private premises with identified clusters of people infected with Covid-19.
    • Public transport will continue with buses operating at full capacity with seated passengers and 75% of non-seated passengers. Windows must be open for proper ventilation. Bus operators must ensure all passengers are vaccinated. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    • Motorbike and bicycle taxs are permitted to carry passengers and must comply with COVID-19 preventive measures. Operators and passengers must be vaccinated. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with Covid-19 health guidelines. This includes hotels tour operators and transport services faciliting guests.
    • Physical conferences land meeting will continue at full venue capacity all partecipants must be fully vaccinated and possess a negative Covid-1 test result taken within 48 hours prior to the meeting.
    • Social gatherings shall continue at full venue capacity. All guests must be fully vaccinated and test negative for Covid-19. As much as possible, gatherings should take place outdoors or in well-ventilated spaces. Event organizers will be penalized for non-compliance with health measures.
    • Services held at places of worship shall continue to operate at full venue capacity. All attenders must be fully vaccinated.
    • Restaurants shall continue to operate at full venue, clients must be fully vaccinated.
    • Gym and fitness centers will continue to operate at full venue capacity. Customers must be fully vaccinated (expect persons under 12 years of age).
    • Swimming pools massage parlors, saunas, shall continue to open gradually: Customers must be fully vaccinated (expect persons under 12 years of age).
    • People attending a wake/vigil and funeral gatherings must be fully vaccinated.
    *If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance. The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website .

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    09.03.2022
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda.
    All travelers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travelers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Incoming travelers eligible (aged 12 years and above). You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travelers arriving in Rwanda must complete the
    passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport.
    COVID-19 RT-PCR and Antigen Rapid Tests will be taken upon arrival and a mandatory. Antigen Rapid test will be performed on day 3 from the arrival date, at your own cost, at a designated testing sites (Camp Kigali or nearest Provincial/ District Hospitals for those out of the City of Kigali). Travelers must self-isolate until they get negative PCR test results taken on arrival within 24 hours. The cost of COVID-19 tests at the airport is now $70 and payment instructions can be found on the passenger locator form.
    Transiting/connecting travelers who are not leaving the airport for less than 12 hours will be screened upon entry and not required to take a second test (This is not applicable for transiting passengers by land borders, in that case, passengers will be tested using RT-PCR and rapid tests on arrival), PCR test results will be fast tracked.
    You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda
    and the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister for further updates.
    *Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda
    All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Travelers must take their tests 2 days prior to departure. Travelers are advised to check with airlines about the COVID-19 requirements of the final destination and/or transit countries and plan for their RT-PCR test accordingly.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: The following measures will take effect nationwide, starting on March 5th 2022 and be reviewed after one month upon a health assessment.
    Citizens and Rwanda residents must be fully vaccinated in order to access public places. Fully vaccinated means having two doses and booster shot when eligible.
    People attending any evet must present a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to meeting.
    • Curfew is lifted. However, night clubs. Live bands, bars, reception, and betting activities shall close by 2:00 AM.
    • Private business and public officers will operate at full capacity
    • Business owners must ensure employees are fully vaccinated. The ministry of health may temporarily close public offices or private premises with identified clusters of people infected with Covid-19.
    • Public transport will continue with buses operating at full capacity with seated passengers and 75% of non-seated passengers. Windows must be open for proper ventilation. Bus operators must ensure all passengers are vaccinated. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    • Motorbike and bicycle taxs are permitted to carry passengers and must comply with COVID-19 preventive measures. Operators and passengers must be vaccinated. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with Covid-19 health guidelines. This includes hotels tour operators and transport services faciliting guests.
    • Physical conferences land meeting will continue at full venue capacity all partecipants must be fully vaccinated and possess a negative Covid-1 test result taken within 48 hours prior to the meeting.
    • Social gatherings shall continue at full venue capacity. All guests must be fully vaccinated and test negative for Covid-19. As much as possible, gatherings should take place outdoors or in well-ventilated spaces. Event organizers will be penalized for non-compliance with health measures.
    • Services held at places of worship shall continue to operate at full venue capacity. All attenders must be fully vaccinated.
    • Restaurants shall continue to operate at full venue, clients must be fully vaccinated.
    • Gym and fitness centers will continue to operate at full venue capacity. Customers must be fully vaccinated (expect persons under 12 years of age).
    • Swimming pools massage parlors, saunas, shall continue to open gradually: Customers must be fully vaccinated (expect persons under 12 years of age).
    • People attending a wake/vigil and funeral gatherings must be fully vaccinated.
    *If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance. The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website .

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    07.03.2022
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda.
    All travelers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travelers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Incoming travelers eligible (aged 12 years and above). You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travelers arriving in Rwanda must complete the
    passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport.
    COVID-19 RT-PCR and Antigen Rapid Tests will be taken upon arrival and a mandatory. Antigen Rapid test will be performed on day 3 from the arrival date, at your own cost, at a designated testing sites (Camp Kigali or nearest Provincial/ District Hospitals for those out of the City of Kigali). Travelers must self-isolate until they get negative PCR test results taken on arrival within 24 hours. The cost of COVID-19 tests at the airport is now $70 and payment instructions can be found on the passenger locator form.
    Transiting/connecting travelers who are not leaving the airport for less than 12 hours will be screened upon entry and not required to take a second test (This is not applicable for transiting passengers by land borders, in that case, passengers will be tested using RT-PCR and rapid tests on arrival), PCR test results will be fast tracked.
    You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda
    and the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister for further updates.
    *Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda
    All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Travelers must take their tests 2 days prior to departure. Travelers are advised to check with airlines about the COVID-19 requirements of the final destination and/or transit countries and plan for their RT-PCR test accordingly.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: Movements nationwide are prohibited between 12am and 4am.
    The Office of the Prime Minister publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks, and on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor , tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Rwanda is taking measures to respond to COVID-19, including around for example for business opening hours and limits on the capacity of public transport and restaurant occupancy. All citizens and Rwandan residents are required to get fully vaccinated in order to access public services and events. Social gatherings can resume but must not exceed 50% for indoor venues and 75% capacity in outdoor venues. More details about thelatest measures have been published on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda before returning to your country , the local authorities will expect the vast majority of people to self-isolate at home for 14 days or until you test negative for COVID-19. If you are visiting and staying in a hotel, you may be asked to self-isolate in your room, or to relocate to another hotel or another floor in your current hotel.
    *If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance. The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website .

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    28.01.2022
  • Rwanda Latest News: OSAC reports night curfew, three-day quarantine, other enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures (OSAC, 20.12.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival, at their own cost.
    Up to 10 January 2022, all arriving passengers must quarantine for 3 days in a designated hotel, at their own expense. A list of designated hotels can be found on the Rwanda Biomedical Centre website. Passengers must then take a further PCR test at a designated testing site, at their own expense, on day 3 and day 7 from the arrival date. There are some exemptions to the 3 day quarantine requirement for tourists visiting national parks. Details can be found on the
    Twitter account for the Rwanda Development Board.
    Taking effect on 10 January 2022, all arriving passengers must quarantine for 24 hours in a designated hotel at their own expense, and take a further PCR test on day 3 from arrival date.
    You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwandaand the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister for further updates.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Rwanda Biomedical Centre.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: Movements nationwide are prohibited between 10pm and 4am. The Office of the Prime Minister publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks, and on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Rwanda is taking measures to respond to COVID-19, including around for example for business opening hours and limits on the capacity of public transport and restaurant occupancy. Night clubs remain suspended, as well as live band entertainment in other venues. Restaurants and bars should not exceed 50% maximum occupancy. More details about the latest measures
    have been published on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks. Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.

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    07.01.2022
  • Rwanda Latest News: OSAC reports night curfew, three-day quarantine, other enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures (OSAC, 20.12.2021). Rwanda temporarily suspends all direct flights with southern African countries because of new COVID-19 strain; seven-day quarantine in place (Kahawa Tungu, 29.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    Effective December 20, 2021, passengers arriving to Rwanda must quarantine for three (3) days at a designated quarantine hotel at their own cost. A COVID-19 PCR test will be taken upon arrival at the airport. A second test will be taken on day three (3), and a third test will be taken on day seven (7). Tests will be performed at a designated testing site and the traveler will cover the cost of the tests. Please refer to the “Info Note for Passengers” on the left-hand side of the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) website for additional information. You can find a list of the designated quarantine hotels.
    *Entry to Rwanda: All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the
    passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival, at their own cost.
    All arriving passengers must quarantine for 3 days in a designated hotel, at their own expense. A list of designated hotels can be found on the
    Rwanda Biomedical Centre website. Passengers must then take a further PCR test at a designated testing site, at their own expense, on day 3 and day 7 from the arrival date. There are some exemptions to the 3 day quarantine requirement for tourists visiting national parks. Details can be found on the
    Twitter account for the Rwanda Development Board .
    You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda and the
    Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister for further updates.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Rwanda Biomedical Centre.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Effective December 20, 2021, movements are prohibited nationwide between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. All businesses must close at 9:00 p.m.
    *Travel in Rwanda: Movements nationwide are prohibited between 10pm and 4am.
    The Office of the Prime Minister publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks, and on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Rwanda is taking and amending measures to respond to COVID-19, including around for example for business opening hours and limits on the capacity of public transport and restaurant occupancy. From 20 December, night clubs remain suspended, as well as live band entertainment in other venues. Restaurants, conferences and meetings should not exceed 50% maximum occupancy, services held at places of worship should not exceed 30% maximum occupancy. All clients at restaurants and bars, and attendees at places of worship, in Kigali and secondary cities must be fully vaccinated. More details about the latest measures
    have been published on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda before returning to the UK, the local authorities will expect the vast majority of people to self-isolate at home for 14 days or until you test negative for COVID-19. If you are visiting and staying in a hotel, you may be asked to self-isolate in your room, or to relocate to another hotel or another floor in your current hotel.
    *If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance. The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website.

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    20.12.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Rwanda temporarily suspends all direct flights with southern African countries because of new COVID-19 strain; seven-day quarantine in place (Kahawa Tungu, 29.11.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. 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 travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival, at their own cost.
    All arriving passengers must quarantine for 3 days in a designated hotel, at their own expense. A list of designated hotels can be found on the Rwanda Biomedical Centre website. Passengers must then take a further PCR test at a designated testing site, at their own expense, on day 3 and day 7 from the arrival date.
    You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda and the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister for further updates.Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Rwanda Biomedical Centre.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: Movements nationwide are prohibited between 12am and 4am.
    The Office of the Prime Minister publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks, and on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Rwanda is taking and amending measures to respond to COVID-19, including around for example for business opening hours and limits on the capacity of public transport and restaurant occupancy.
    From 16 December, night clubs are suspended, as well as live band entertainment in other venues. All services held at places of worship should not exceed 50% maximum occupancy. More details about the latest measures have been published on the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.

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    15.12.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Rwanda temporarily suspends all direct flights with southern African countries because of new COVID-19 strain; seven-day quarantine in place (Kahawa Tungu, 29.11.2021). Government issues 24-hour quarantine order for foreign visitors (Reuters, 26.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has updated itsguidance for passengers arriving to or departing from Rwanda.
    On 28 November 2021 the Government of Rwanda announced that, in response to the COVID-19 Omicron variant, direct flights between Rwanda and southern Africa are suspended.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. 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 travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival, at their own cost.
    All arriving passengers (except those arriving from countries particularly affected by Omicron) must quarantine for 24 hours in a designated hotel at their own expense. A list of designated hotels can be found on the Rwanda Biomedical Centre website. Passengers must then take a further PCR test, paid for by the Government of Rwanda, 7 days after arriving, at a designated testing site.
    All passengers arriving from countries particularly affected by Omicron, or those who have visited those countries within 7 days or arrival in Rwanda, are required to quarantine for 7 days in designated hotels, at their own cost. As at 29 November, this applies to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. These passengers are also required to take an additional test, covered by the Government of Rwanda, taken on day 7 from the arrival date at a designated hotel.
    You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda for further updates. Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Rwanda Biomedical Centre.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: Movements across Rwanda are prohibited between 12am and 4am.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via
    reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Rwanda is taking and amending measures to respond to COVID-19. From 15 November, a number of restrictions remain in place including for business opening hours and limits on the capacity of public transport and restaurant occupancy. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda before returning to the UK, the local authorities will expect the vast majority of people to self-isolate at home for 14 days or until you test negative for COVID-19. If you are visiting and staying in a hotel, you may be asked to self-isolate in your room, or to relocate to another hotel or another floor in your current hotel.
    If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance.
    The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website.

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    29.11.2021
  • Rwanda Effective 28 Nov 2021 at noon, all passengers (vaccinated included) whose final destination is #Rwanda will be subject to obligatory 24hrs quarantine in designated hotels at their own cost.

    28.11.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Government issues 24-hour quarantine order for foreign visitors (Reuters, 26.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should not use the testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival.
    The Government of Rwanda has reinstated the obligatory 24-hour quarantine in designated hotels (at own expense) for all people arriving into Rwanda, effective 1200 noon on Sunday 28 November. You should monitor the Government of Rwanda’s website for any further updates.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the
    Government of Rwanda’s guidance.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: Movements across Rwanda are prohibited between 12am and 4am.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via
    reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: The Government of Rwanda is taking and amending measures to respond to COVID-19. From 15 November, a number of restrictions remain in place including for business opening hours and limits on the capacity of public transport and restaurant occupancy. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques setting out details of measures in response to COVID-19, including movement restrictions, on their website, normally every two weeks.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda before returning to the UK, the local authorities will expect the vast majority of people to self-isolate at home for 14 days or until you test negative for COVID-19. If you are visiting and staying in a hotel, you may be asked to self-isolate in your room, or to relocate to another hotel or another floor in your current hotel.
    If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance.
    The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website.

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    26.11.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    Removal of information on the requirement for passengers arriving from Uganda and India to quarantine for 7 days.
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to quarantine in hotels upon arrival and unvaccinated travellers will be required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance
    .
    *Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.

    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: From 14 October, updated restrictions for travel are in place. Movements are prohibited between 12am and 4am.
    Full details of current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor , tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: From 14 October , updated measures are in place, nationwide. Some events and gatherings (concerts, festivals, exhibitions etc) will resume gradually for vaccinated and tested participants. Bars will start to open up. A number of restrictions remain in place including for business opening hours and limits on the capacity of public transport and restaurant occupancy. You should check the latest cabinet communique for full details of measures in place.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    *If you test positive for Coronavirus in Rwanda before returning to the UK, the local authorities will expect the vast majority of people to self-isolate at home for 14 days. If you are visiting and staying in a hotel, you may be asked to self-isolate in your room, or to relocate to another hotel or another floor in your current hotel. If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance.
    The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website.

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    05.11.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    Removal of information on the requirement for passengers arriving from Uganda and India to quarantine for 7 days.
    *Entry to Rwanda: All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    Fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to quarantine in hotels upon arrival and unvaccinated travellers will be required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: From 14 October, updated restrictions for travel are in place. Movements are prohibited between 12am and 4am.
    Full details of current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor , tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: From 14 October , updated measures are in place, nationwide. Some events and gatherings (concerts, festivals, exhibitions etc) will resume gradually for vaccinated and tested participants. Bars will start to open up. A number of restrictions remain in place including for business opening hours and limits on the capacity of public transport and restaurant occupancy. You should check the latest cabinet communique for full details of measures in place.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    *If you test positive for Coronavirus in Rwanda before returning to the UK, the local authorities will expect the vast majority of people to self-isolate at home for 14 days. If you are visiting and staying in a hotel, you may be asked to self-isolate in your room, or to relocate to another hotel or another floor in your current hotel. If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance.
    The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website.

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    15.10.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    Removal of information on the requirement for passengers arriving from Uganda and India to quarantine for 7 days.
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published
    guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. 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 travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the
    Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website. Further information about testing on departure is available in the
    Government of Rwanda’s guidance.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: From 2 to 22 September, updated restrictions on travel are in place. Movements in the city of Kigali are prohibited between 10pm and 4am. In the rest of the country, movements are prohibited between 9pm and 4am with the exception of the districts of Burera, Gicumbi, Kirehe, Ngoma, Nyagatare, Nyamasheke, Nyaruguru and Rwamagana, where movements are prohibited between 8pm and 4am.
    Full details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: 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. You should check the latest cabinet communique for full details on measures in place.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.

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    24.09.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years.You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers they can book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: From 2 to 22 September, updated restrictions on travel are in place. Movements in the city of Kigali are prohibited between 10pm and 4am. In the rest of the country, movements are prohibited between 9pm and 4am with the exception of the districts of Burera, Gicumbi, Kirehe, Ngoma, Nyagatare, Nyamasheke, Nyaruguru and Rwamagana, where movements are prohibited between 8pm and 4am.
    Full details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: 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. You should check the latest cabinet communique for full details on measures in place.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.

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    07.09.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    You should be aware that all passengers arriving from India and Uganda are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: From 2 to 22 September, updated restrictions on travel are in place. Movements in the city of Kigali are prohibited between 10pm and 4am. In the rest of the country, movements are prohibited between 9pm and 4am with the exception of the districts of Burera, Gicumbi, Kirehe, Ngoma, Nyagatare, Nyamasheke, Nyaruguru and Rwamagana, where movements are prohibited between 8pm and 4am.
    Full details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique.
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: 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. You should check the latest cabinet communique for full details on measures in place.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.

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    02.09.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    You should be aware that all passengers arriving from India and Uganda are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: From 12 August – 1 September movements in all parts of Rwanda are prohibited between 8pm and 4am. Full details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the
    latest cabinet communique The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via
    reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 5,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: 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 for full details on measures in place.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    *If you test positive for Coronavirus in Rwanda: the local authorities will expect the vast majority of people to self-isolate at home for 14 days. If you are visiting and staying in a hotel, you may be asked to self-isolate in your room, or to relocate to another hotel or another floor in your current hotel. If you test positive, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) will follow up and offer further tests until you test negative. You will be expected to self-isolate after testing positive and the RBC will conduct checks to ensure self-isolation compliance.
    The RBC will monitor your symptoms and if they are serious, you may be moved to a treatment centre.
    Further information about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda and how you can keep in contact with the health system can be found on the RBC website

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    27.08.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    You should be aware that all passengers arriving from India and Uganda are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: From 12 August – 1 September movements in all parts of Rwanda are prohibited between 8pm and 4am. Full details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor, tel: +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: 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 for full details on measures in place.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.

    For latest information on COVID-19 restrictions in Rwanda please refer to the Republic of Rwanda – Prime Minister Office: Home (primature.gov.rw).

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    13.08.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    You should be aware that all passengers arriving from India and Uganda are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally, the Government of Rwanda has decided to take additional measures.
    From 1 to 15 August 2021 there is a nationwide curfew between the hours of 6pm and 4am. All businesses must close by 5pm. All social gatherings are prohibited. Restaurants and cafes can only provide takeaway services.
    Full details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor. +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally, the Government of Rwanda has decided to take additional measures, which differ across the country.
    From 1 to 15 August 2021 there is a nationwide curfew between the hours of 6pm and 4am. All businesses must close by 5pm. All social gatherings are prohibited. Restaurants and cafes can only provide takeaway services.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique
    for full details on measures in place in the districts affected by the lockdown and in other places in Rwanda.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.

    On July 26, 2021, the Government of Rwanda announced localized lockdowns for additional areas of Rwanda from July 28 – August 10, 2021.
    The localized COVID-19 prevention measures apply to the following areas:
    1. Southern Province:

    a. Ruhango District: Sectors of Kinazi, Mbuye, Ntongwe, Ruhango, Byimana and Kinihira

    b. Muhanga District: Sectors of Shyogwe, Kiyumba, Cyeza, Nyamabuye, Rugendabari, Muhanga and Mushishiro
    c. Nyamagabe District: Sectors of Kamegeri, Kibumbwe, Gasaka and Mugano

    d. Huye District: Sectors of Tumba, Kinazi and Gishamvu
    e. Nyanza District: Sectors of Busoro, Mukingo, Kibilizi and Kigoma
    f. Nyaruguru District: Sector of Ngera
    2. Northern Province:
    a. Rulindo District: Sectors of Cyungo, Burega and Shyorongi
    3. Eastern Province:
    a. Kayonza District: Sectors of Mukarange, Mwiri, Gahini, Murundi, Rukara and Nyamirama
    b. Bugesera District: Sectors of Rilima, Juru, Nyamata Ruhuha and Shyara
    c. Gatsibo District: Sectors of Muhura, Kageyo, Remera, Kabarore and Murambi
    4. Western Province:
    a. Nyamasheke District: Sectors of Nyabitekeri, Shangi and Bushenge
    b. Rusizi District: Sectors of Nyakabuye and Gitambi
    c. Karongi District: Sector of Murambi
    The COVID-19 prevention measures in these areas are the same as in the City of Kigali and the eight other districts currently locked down. As of July 27, the lockdown of Kigali and the eight other districts has not been extended beyond July 31. The prevention measures are as follows:
    · Movements and visits outside the home are not permitted except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping, or banking (or personnel performing such services).
    · Outdoor sports and recreational activities are prohibited.
    · Public transport is prohibited. Motorcycle taxis and bicycles are not permitted to carry passengers but may offer delivery services.
    · Offices (public and private) are closed, except for those providing essential services.

    · Businesses are closed, except for those selling food, medicine, and other approved essential items but will operate at 30 percent capacity. Businesses permitted to operate must close at 5:00 PM.
    · Arriving and departing passengers at Kigali International Airport must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure.
    · Tourism activities will continue in strict adherence to COVID-19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators, and transport services assisting guests.

    · All swimming pools and spas will remain closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests

    Read more
    01.08.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    You should be aware that all passengers arriving from India and Uganda are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Rwanda: In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally, the Government of Rwanda has decided to take additional measures.
    Between 17 and 31 July 2021 there will be a lockdown in Kigali and eight other districts: Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro. Movements outside of the home are not permitted except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping or banking.
    Elsewhere in Rwanda, movements are prohibited between 6pm and 4am. Inter-district travel continues to be suspended, except for essential services.
    Full details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor. +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally, the Government of Rwanda has decided to take additional measures, which differ across the country.
    Between 17 and 31 July 2021 there will be a lockdown in Kigali and eight other districts: Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro. During the period of lockdown, only essential services will be allowed to operate, at limited capacity e.g. food markets and pharmacies. Schools and higher education institutions will remain closed, with some exceptions for those taking exams. Public transport, outdoor sports and recreational activities will not be permitted in the affected districts.
    In the remaining parts of Rwanda a range of restrictions also apply.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique for full details on measures in place in the districts affected by the lockdown and in other places in Rwanda.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    Between 17 and 26 July 2021 there will be a 10-day lockdown in Kigali and eight other districts: Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro. During the period of lockdown, only essential services will be allowed to operate, at limited capacity e.g. food markets and pharmacies. Schools and higher education institutions will remain closed, with some exceptions for those taking exams. Public transport, outdoor sports and recreational activities will not be permitted in the affected districts.
    In the remaining parts of Rwanda a range of restrictions also apply.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique for full details on measures in place in the districts affected by the lockdown and in other places in Rwanda.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    On July 26, 2021, the Government of Rwanda announced localized lockdowns for additional areas of Rwanda from July 28 – August 10, 2021.
    The localized COVID-19 prevention measures apply to the following areas:
    1. Southern Province:

    a. Ruhango District: Sectors of Kinazi, Mbuye, Ntongwe, Ruhango, Byimana and Kinihira

    b. Muhanga District: Sectors of Shyogwe, Kiyumba, Cyeza, Nyamabuye, Rugendabari, Muhanga and Mushishiro
    c. Nyamagabe District: Sectors of Kamegeri, Kibumbwe, Gasaka and Mugano

    d. Huye District: Sectors of Tumba, Kinazi and Gishamvu
    e. Nyanza District: Sectors of Busoro, Mukingo, Kibilizi and Kigoma
    f. Nyaruguru District: Sector of Ngera
    2. Northern Province:
    a. Rulindo District: Sectors of Cyungo, Burega and Shyorongi
    3. Eastern Province:
    a. Kayonza District: Sectors of Mukarange, Mwiri, Gahini, Murundi, Rukara and Nyamirama
    b. Bugesera District: Sectors of Rilima, Juru, Nyamata Ruhuha and Shyara
    c. Gatsibo District: Sectors of Muhura, Kageyo, Remera, Kabarore and Murambi
    4. Western Province:
    a. Nyamasheke District: Sectors of Nyabitekeri, Shangi and Bushenge
    b. Rusizi District: Sectors of Nyakabuye and Gitambi
    c. Karongi District: Sector of Murambi
    The COVID-19 prevention measures in these areas are the same as in the City of Kigali and the eight other districts currently locked down. As of July 27, the lockdown of Kigali and the eight other districts has not been extended beyond July 31. The prevention measures are as follows:
    · Movements and visits outside the home are not permitted except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping, or banking (or personnel performing such services).
    · Outdoor sports and recreational activities are prohibited.
    · Public transport is prohibited. Motorcycle taxis and bicycles are not permitted to carry passengers but may offer delivery services.
    · Offices (public and private) are closed, except for those providing essential services.

    · Businesses are closed, except for those selling food, medicine, and other approved essential items but will operate at 30 percent capacity. Businesses permitted to operate must close at 5:00 PM.
    · Arriving and departing passengers at Kigali International Airport must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure.
    · Tourism activities will continue in strict adherence to COVID-19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators, and transport services assisting guests.

    · All swimming pools and spas will remain closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests

    Read more
    29.07.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    You should be aware that all passengers arriving from India and Uganda are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Rwanda: In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally, the Government of Rwanda has decided to take additional measures.
    Between 17 and 26 July 2021 there will be a 10-day lockdown in Kigali and eight other districts: Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro. Movements outside of the home are not permitted except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping or banking.
    Elsewhere in Rwanda, movements are prohibited between 6pm and 4am. Inter-district travel continues to be suspended, except for essential services.
    Full details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor. +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally, the Government of Rwanda has decided to take additional measures, which differ across the country.
    Between 17 and 26 July 2021 there will be a 10-day lockdown in Kigali and eight other districts: Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro. During the period of lockdown, only essential services will be allowed to operate, at limited capacity e.g. food markets and pharmacies. Schools and higher education institutions will remain closed, with some exceptions for those taking exams. Public transport, outdoor sports and recreational activities will not be permitted in the affected districts.
    In the remaining parts of Rwanda a range of restrictions also apply.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique for full details on measures in place in the districts affected by the lockdown and in other places in Rwanda.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    On July 26, 2021, the Government of Rwanda announced localized lockdowns for additional areas of Rwanda from July 28 – August 10, 2021.
    The localized COVID-19 prevention measures apply to the following areas:
    1. Southern Province:

    a. Ruhango District: Sectors of Kinazi, Mbuye, Ntongwe, Ruhango, Byimana and Kinihira
    b. Muhanga District: Sectors of Shyogwe, Kiyumba, Cyeza, Nyamabuye, Rugendabari, Muhanga and Mushishiro
    c. Nyamagabe District: Sectors of Kamegeri, Kibumbwe, Gasaka and Mugano

    d. Huye District: Sectors of Tumba, Kinazi and Gishamvu
    e. Nyanza District: Sectors of Busoro, Mukingo, Kibilizi and Kigoma
    f. Nyaruguru District: Sector of Ngera
    2. Northern Province:
    a. Rulindo District: Sectors of Cyungo, Burega and Shyorongi
    3. Eastern Province:
    a. Kayonza District: Sectors of Mukarange, Mwiri, Gahini, Murundi, Rukara and Nyamirama
    b. Bugesera District: Sectors of Rilima, Juru, Nyamata Ruhuha and Shyara
    c. Gatsibo District: Sectors of Muhura, Kageyo, Remera, Kabarore and Murambi
    4. Western Province:
    a. Nyamasheke District: Sectors of Nyabitekeri, Shangi and Bushenge
    b. Rusizi District: Sectors of Nyakabuye and Gitambi
    c. Karongi District: Sector of Murambi
    The COVID-19 prevention measures in these areas are the same as in the City of Kigali and the eight other districts currently locked down. As of July 27, the lockdown of Kigali and the eight other districts has not been extended beyond July 31. The prevention measures are as follows:
    · Movements and visits outside the home are not permitted except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping, or banking (or personnel performing such services).
    · Outdoor sports and recreational activities are prohibited.
    · Public transport is prohibited. Motorcycle taxis and bicycles are not permitted to carry passengers but may offer delivery services.
    · Offices (public and private) are closed, except for those providing essential services.

    · Businesses are closed, except for those selling food, medicine, and other approved essential items but will operate at 30 percent capacity. Businesses permitted to operate must close at 5:00 PM.
    · Arriving and departing passengers at Kigali International Airport must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure.
    · Tourism activities will continue in strict adherence to COVID-19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators, and transport services assisting guests.

    · All swimming pools and spas will remain closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests

    Read more
    26.07.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    You should be aware that all passengers arriving from India and Uganda are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Rwanda: In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally, the Government of Rwanda has decided to take additional measures.
    Between 17 and 26 July 2021 there will be a 10-day lockdown in Kigali and eight other districts: Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro. Movements outside of the home are not permitted except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping or banking.
    Elsewhere in Rwanda, movements are prohibited between 6pm and 4am. Inter-district travel continues to be suspended, except for essential services.
    Full details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique
    The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor. +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally, the Government of Rwanda has decided to take additional measures, which differ across the country.
    Between 17 and 26 July 2021 there will be a 10-day lockdown in Kigali and eight other districts: Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro. During the period of lockdown, only essential services will be allowed to operate, at limited capacity e.g. food markets and pharmacies. Schools and higher education institutions will remain closed, with some exceptions for those taking exams. Public transport, outdoor sports and recreational activities will not be permitted in the affected districts.
    In the remaining parts of Rwanda a range of restrictions also apply.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique for full details on measures in place in the districts affected by the lockdown and in other places in Rwanda.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.

    Read more
    16.07.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    You should be aware that all passengers arriving from India and Uganda are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Rwanda: In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally, the Government of Rwanda has decided to take additional measures.
    From 1 July, there is a curfew across Rwanda from 6pm to 4am. All social gatherings are prohibited and movements between districts is banned (except for medical and other essential reasons).
    Full details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, can be found in the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of new variants globally, the Government of Rwanda has decided to take additional measures, which differ across the country.
    From 1 July, in the City of Kigali and number of other places, social gatherings including gatherings held in homes and family visits are prohibited. Schools and higher education institutions are closed. Restaurants will offer only take-away service and all bars remain closed. Places of worship are closed.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for full details on measures in place.
    Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.

    Read more
    30.06.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. This is mandatory for all incoming passengers, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours prior to departure (meaning travellers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. You should arrange to take a private test.
    All travellers arriving in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the COVID-19 test certificate before heading to the airport. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.
    All travellers arriving or transiting for more than 12 hours through Rwanda will be screened upon entry and take a RT-PCR test on arrival. All travellers are required to wait 24 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test taken upon arrival, in a designated transit hotel.
    You should be aware that all passengers arriving from India and Uganda are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost.
    Further information about testing on arrival and waiting for results in designated hotels, and additional advice for passengers transiting through Rwanda, is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance.
    Entry at land borders remains restricted.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: All travellers departing from Rwanda must test negative for COVID-19. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) performed within 72 hours before departure performed by the Rwanda Biomedical Center/National Reference Laboratory, Provincial or District Hospitals. Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Tests (RDTs), are not accepted. A COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Passengers are encouraged to book and pay for their tests at least 2 days prior to departure through the online platform available on the Government of Rwanda website.
    Further information about testing on departure is available in the Government of Rwanda’s guidance

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest
    cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office
    . The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    From 23 June, the following measures will be in place across Rwanda, and will be reviewed after two weeks:
    • Movements are prohibited between 7pm and 4am
    • Movements between Kigali and other provinces and between districts across the country are prohibited except for medical reasons and other essential services. However vehicles transporting goods will continue to operate with no more than two people on board.
    Additionally, movement in some sectors of Nyagatare, Gicumbi and Burera districts is permitted only between 4am and 7pm. You should check with local authorities for more information.
    From 1 June, the following measures will be in place across the remaining parts of Rwanda, and reviewed after one month:
    • Movements are prohibited between 10pm and 4am
    • Movements are prohibited between 7pm and 4am in Karongi district
    • Movements between Kigali and other provinces and between districts of the country will continue
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    You should check the
    latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place.
    From 23 June, the following measures will be in place across Rwanda, and will be reviewed after two weeks:
    • Public transport will continue to operate but should not exceed 50% capacity. Bus operators will ensure passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed on board.
    • Motos and bicycles will continue to carry passengers but must comply with COVID-19 health measures.
    • Physical meetings will continue and must not exceed 30% of venue capacity. Negative COVID-19 test results will be required for all participants.
    • All social gatherings including celebrations of all kinds are prohibited both in public and in private settings.
    • Traditional, civil and religious weddings are suspended.
    • Public offices will continue with essential staff at no more than 15% of all employees while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis
    • Private businesses will continue with essential staff at no more than 50% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis. Markets and malls will continue for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders.
    • All businesses must close by 6pm.
    • All schools (public and private), including universities, shall resume.
    • Restaurants and cafés shall operate at a 30% occupancy limit and shall receive clients until 6pm. Negative COVID-19 test results will be required for designated restaurants. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will provide detailed guidelines.
    • All bars will remain closed.
    • Individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities will continue and must comply with health prevention measures. Gyms will continue to operate at 15% of venue capacity and clients must present negative COVID-19 test results. The Ministry of Sports will provide detailed guidelines.
    • All swimming pools and spas will remain closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests.
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID-19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators and transport services facilitating guests. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will provide detailed guidelines.
    • Places of worship adhering to health guidelines will continue to operate at 30% capacity.
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 30 persons.
    • Gaming operators shall resume activities gradually, upon fulfilling COVID-19 preventive measures. The Ministry of Trade and Industry will provide details guidelines.

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    23.06.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda has published guidance for passengers arriving into and departing from Rwanda. 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 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.
    Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Testing on departure: Departing passengers must present a negative PCR test before departure, taken within 72 hours before departure. All departing passengers are required to wait 48 hours for the results of their COVID-19 test from the time of sample collection. You should follow the Rwandan Government’s guidance for arriving into and departing from Rwanda.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    From 6 to 31 May, the following measures will be in place across Rwanda:
    • Movements are prohibited between 10pm – 4am
    • Movements between Kigali and other provinces and between districts of the country will continue
    • Movements remain prohibited between 7pm to 4am in the Southern province districts of Ruhango, Nyanza, Huye, Gisagara, Nyaruguru and Nyamagabe
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place.
    From 6 to 31 May, the following measures will be in place across Rwanda:
    • Physical meetings will continue not exceeding 30% of venue capacity. COVID – 19 testing is required for meetings of more than 20 people
    • Public offices will continue with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis
    • Private businesses will continue with essential staff at no more than 50% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis. Markets and malls will continue for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders.
    • All businesses must close by 9pm
    • All schools (public and private), including universities, shall resume
    • Public transport (buses) should not exceed 75% capacity. Bus operators will ensure passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed on board.
    • Motos and bicycles are permitted to carry passengers and must observe strict hygiene.
    • Restaurants and cafés shall operate at a 50% occupancy limit and shall receive clients until 9pm
    • All bars will remain closed
    • Places of worship adhering to health guidelines will continue to function at 50% maximum occupancy
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID – 19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators and transport services facilitating guests. Tourists and service providers shall inform the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) of itineraries
    • Individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities are permitted. The Ministry of Sports will provide detailed guidelines
    • Gyms will be allowed to resume activities on a gradual basis. A detailed reopening schedule will be communicated after readiness assessment, conducted by the Ministry of Sports.
    • Individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities are permitted.
    • All swimming pools and spas are closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 30 persons
    • Civil and religious weddings should not exceed 30 persons and must comply with all COVID-19 preventive measures. Receptions are not permitted.
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited

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    07.05.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Government eases COVID-19 lockdown in Kigali; borders remain closed and movement between capital and provinces still restricted (Anadolu Agency, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus.
    *Entry to Rwanda: Arriving passengers must present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours prior to first departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. All passengers must then take a PCR test upon arrival and quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. Passengers staying in the country longer than one week must self-isolate for 7 days and take a second PCR test at the end of this period. You should arrange to take a private test.The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda.
    Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points. Quarantine requirements. After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers will be tested on arrival and must quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. Passengers staying in the country longer than one week must self-isolate for 7 days and take a second PCR test at the end of this period.
    *Testing on departure: Departing passengers must present a negative PCR test before departure. Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    From 15 April the following measures will be in place across Rwanda, and reviewed by the Government of Rwanda after two weeks, upon a health assessment:
    • Movements are prohibited between 9pm – 4am

    • Movements between Kigali and other provinces and between districts of the country will continue
    • Movements are prohibited between 7pm to 4am in the Southern province districts of Ruhango, Nyanza, Huye, Gisagara, Nyaruguru and Nyamagabe
    • Kigali International Airport remains open
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place.
    From 15 April the following measures will be in place across Rwanda:
    • Physical meetings will continue not exceeding 30% of venue capacity. COVID – 19 testing is required for meetings of more than 20 people
    • Public offices will continue with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis
    • Private businesses will continue with essential staff at no more than 50% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis. Markets and malls will continue for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders.
    • All businesses must close by 8pm
    • All schools (public and private), including universities, shall resume
    • Public transport (buses) should not exceed 50% capacity. Bus operators will ensure passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed on board.
    • Motos and bicycles are permitted to carry passengers and must observe strict hygiene.
    • Restaurants and cafés shall resume with a 50% occupancy limit and shall receive clients until 8pm
    • All bars will remain closed
    • Places of worship abiding with health guidelines will continue to function at 30% maximum occupancy
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID – 19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators and transport services facilitating guests. Tourists and service providers shall inform the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) of itineraries
    • Individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities are permitted. The Ministry of Sports will provide detailed guidelines
    • Gyms and recreational centers will remain closed. All swimming pools and spas are closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 20 persons
    • Civil and religious weddings will continue, but should not exceed 20 persons and must comply with all COVID – 19 preventive measures. Receptions are not permitted.
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited

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    20.04.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Government eases COVID-19 lockdown in Kigali; borders remain closed and movement between capital and provinces still restricted (Anadolu Agency, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus.
    *Entry to Rwanda: Arriving passengers must present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours prior to first departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. All passengers must then take a PCR test upon arrival and quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. Passengers staying in the country longer than one week must self-isolate for 7 days and take a second PCR test at the end of this period. You should arrange to take a private test.The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda.
    Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points. Quarantine requirements.After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers will be tested on arrival and must quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. . Passengers staying in the country longer than one week must self-isolate for 7 days and take a second PCR test at the end of this period.
    *Testing on departure: Departing passengers must present a negative PCR test before departure. Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website
    , normally every two weeks. Between 23 February and 15 March the following measures will be in place across Rwanda:
    From 16 March the following measures will be in place across Rwanda, and reviewed by the Government of Rwanda after two weeks, upon a health assessment:
    • Movements are prohibited between 9pm – 4am
    • Movement between Kigali and other provinces and districts of the country has resumed, except for Bugesera, Nyanza and Gisagara districts. Both local and international tourists must possess negative COVID – 19 test results
    • Kigali International Airport remains open
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office
    for more details on measures in place.
    From 16 March the following measures will be in place across Rwanda:
    • Physical meetings may resume not exceeding 30% of venue capacity. COVID – 19 testing is required for meetings of more than 20 people
    • Public offices will resume with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis
    • Private businesses will continue with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis. Markets and malls will continue for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders. All businesses must close by 8pm
    • All schools (public and private), including universities, shall resume
    • Public transport (buses) should not exceed 75% capacity. Bus operators will ensure passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed on board.
    • Motos and bicycles are permitted to carry passengers and must observe strict hygiene.
    • Restaurants and cafés shall resume with a 30% occupancy limit and shall receive clients until 8pm
    • All bars will remain closed
    • Places of worship will resume with no more than 30% maximum occupancy
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID – 19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators and transport services facilitating guests. Tourists and service providers shall inform the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) of itineraries
    • Individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities are permitted. The Ministry of Sports will provide detailed guidelines
    • Gyms and recreational centers will remain closed. All swimming pools and spas are closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 20 persons
    • Civil and religious weddings will continue, but should not exceed 20 persons and must comply with all COVID – 19 preventive measures. Receptions are not permitted.
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited

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    19.03.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Government eases COVID-19 lockdown in Kigali; borders remain closed and movement between capital and provinces still restricted (Anadolu Agency, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus.
    *Entry to Rwanda: Arriving passengers must present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours prior to first departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. All passengers must then take a PCR test upon arrival and quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. Passengers staying in the country longer than one week must self-isolate for 7 days and take a second PCR test at the end of this period. You should arrange to take a private test.The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda.
    Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points. Quarantine requirements.After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers will be tested on arrival and must quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. . Passengers staying in the country longer than one week must self-isolate for 7 days and take a second PCR test at the end of this period.
    *Testing on departure: Departing passengers must present a negative PCR test before departure. Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest website, normally every two weeks. Between 23 February and 15 March the following measures will be in place across Rwanda:
    • Movements are prohibited between 8 pm– 4 am.
    • Movement between Kigali and other provinces and districts of the country is not permitted, except for essential services, medical reasons or tourism. Both local and international tourists must possess negative COVID – 19 test results. Additionally, vehicles transporting goods will continue to function with no more than two people on board.
    • Kigali International Airport will remain open.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Health measures must be complied with, including physical distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place.
    Between 23 February and 15 March the following measures will be in place across Rwanda:
    • Public offices will resume with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis.
    • Private businesses will continue with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis. Markets and malls will continue for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders. All businesses must close by 6 pm.
    • All schools (public and private), including universities, shall resume.
    • Public transport (buses) should not exceed 75% capacity. Bus operators will ensure passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed on board.
    • Motos and bicycles are permitted to carry passengers and must observe strict hygiene.
    • Restaurants and cafés shall resume with a 30% occupancy limit and shall receive clients until 6 pm. Takeaways or food delivery services may operate until 8 pm.
    • All bars will remain closed.
    • Places of worship will resume with no more than 30% maximum occupancy.
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID – 19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators and transport services facilitating guests. Tourists and service providers shall inform the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) of itineraries.
    • Physical meetings are prohibited.
    • Individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities are permitted. The Ministry of Sports will provide detailed guidelines.
    • Gyms and recreational centers will remain closed. All swimming pools and spas are closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests.
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 20 persons.
    • Civil and religious weddings will be allowed but should not exceed 20 persons and must comply with all COVID – 19 preventive measures. Receptions are not permitted.
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited.

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    12.03.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Government eases COVID-19 lockdown in Kigali; borders remain closed and movement between capital and provinces still restricted (Anadolu Agency, 08.02.2021). Government extends nationwide measures against COVID-19 until 7 February, including lockdown in Kigali; nighttime curfew begins 8 February (Xinhua, 03.02.2021).

    International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus.
    *Entry to Rwanda. Arriving passengers must present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours prior to first departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. You will then be tested on arrival and required to quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. You will then be required to self-isolate for 7 days at home and take a PCR test at the end of this period. You should arrange to take a private test. The government of Rwanda have published
    guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda. Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points. Quarantine requirements: After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers will be tested on arrival and required to quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. You will then be required to self-isolate for 7 days at home and take a PCR test at the end of this period.
    *Testing on departure: Departing passengers must present a negative PCR test before departure. Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office . The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks.
    The lockdown in the City of Kigali ended on 7 February. Between 8 and 22 February the following measures will be in place in the City of Kigali:
    • Movements are prohibited between 7 pm– 4 am.
    • Movement between Kigali and other provinces and districts of the country is not permitted, except for essential services or tourism. Tourists must possess negative COVID – 19 test results. Additionally, vehicles transporting goods will continue to function with no more than two people on board.
    • Public and private transport will resume within Kigali. Public transport (buses) should not exceed 50% capacity. Bus operators will ensure passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed onboard.
    • Motos and bicycles are permitted to carry passengers and must observe strict hygiene.
    • Kigali International Airport will remain open.
    In the remaining part of Rwanda the following measures are in place:
    • Movements are prohibited between 7 pm and 4 am.
    • Movement between districts is prohibited.
    • Public transport including motos and bicycles will continue.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800.
    Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Facemasks must be worn in public. Penalties will be issued for non-compliance with health measures, including, wearing facemasks. You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place. Between 8 and 22 February the following measures will be in place in the City of Kigali:
    • Public offices will be closed. All employees shall work from home, except for those providing essential services.
    • Private businesses will resume with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis. Markets and malls will open for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders. Businesses resuming operations must close by 5 pm.
    • All schools (public and private), including universities, will remain closed.
    • Physical meetings, events and gatherings are prohibited.
    • Gyms and recreational centers will remain closed. All swimming pools are closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests. Only individual sports are permitted between 5 am – 9 am.
    • Restaurants and cafés will only provide take-away service.
    • All bars remain closed.
    • Places of worship remain closed.
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID – 19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators and transport services facilitating guests. Tourists and service providers shall inform the Rwanda Development Board of itineraries.
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 persons.
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited.
    In the remaining part of Rwanda the following measures are in place:
    • Schools will continue while respecting COVID – 19 control measures.
    • Places of worship remain closed.
    • All social gatherings and events including religious wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings and conferences are prohibited.
    • All bars will remain closed.
    • Public gyms and swimming pools shall be restricted from the public with the exception of tested guests staying at hotels.
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 people at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 persons.
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited.

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    17.02.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Government eases COVID-19 lockdown in Kigali; borders remain closed and movement between capital and provinces still restricted (Anadolu Agency, 08.02.2021). Government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures, extending existing measures countrywide including the current lockdown of Kigali from February 3 through February 7, 2021(OSAC, 03.02.2021). Government extends nationwide measures against COVID-19 until 7 February, including lockdown in Kigali; nighttime curfew begins 8 February (Xinhua, 03.02.2021).

    International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus.
    *Entry to Rwanda. Arriving passengers must present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours prior to first departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. You will then be tested on arrival and required to quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. You will then be required to self-isolate for 7 days at home and take a PCR test at the end of this period. You should arrange to take a private test. The government of Rwanda have published
    guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda. Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points. Quarantine requirements: After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers will be tested on arrival and required to quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting the results. You will then be required to self-isolate for 7 days at home and take a PCR test at the end of this period.
    *Testing on departure: Departing passengers must present a negative PCR test before departure. Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks. The lockdown in the City of Kigali ended on 7 February. Between 8 and 22 February the following measures will be in place in the City of Kigali:
    • Movements are prohibited between 7 pm– 4 am.
    • Movement between Kigali and other provinces and districts of the country is not permitted, except for essential services or tourism. Tourists must possess negative COVID – 19 test results. Additionally, vehicles transporting goods will continue to function with no more than two people on board.
    • Public and private transport will resume within Kigali. Public transport (buses) should not exceed 50% capacity. Bus operators will ensure passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed onboard.
    • Motos and bicycles are permitted to carry passengers and must observe strict hygiene.
    • Kigali International Airport will remain open.
    In the remaining part of Rwanda the following measures are in place:
    • Movements are prohibited between 7 pm and 4 am.
    • Movement between districts is prohibited.
    • Public transport including motos and bicycles will continue.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Facemasks must be worn in public. Penalties will be issued for non-compliance with health measures, including, wearing facemasks. You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place.
    Between 8 and 22 February the following measures will be in place in the City of Kigali:
    • Public offices will be closed. All employees shall work from home, except for those providing essential services.
    • Private businesses will resume with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis. Markets and malls will open for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders. Businesses resuming operations must close by 5 pm.
    • All schools (public and private), including universities, will remain closed.
    • Physical meetings, events and gatherings are prohibited.
    • Gyms and recreational centers will remain closed. All swimming pools are closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests. Only individual sports are permitted between 5 am – 9 am.
    • Restaurants and cafés will only provide take-away service.
    • All bars remain closed.
    • Places of worship remain closed.
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID – 19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators and transport services facilitating guests. Tourists and service providers shall inform the Rwanda Development Board of itineraries.
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 persons.
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited.
    In the remaining part of Rwanda the following measures are in place:
    • Schools will continue while respecting COVID – 19 control measures.
    • Places of worship remain closed.
    • All social gatherings and events including religious wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings and conferences are prohibited.
    • All bars will remain closed.
    • Public gyms and swimming pools shall be restricted from the public with the exception of tested guests staying at hotels.
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 people at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 persons.
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited.

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    16.02.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Government eases COVID-19 lockdown in Kigali; borders remain closed and movement between capital and provinces still restricted (Anadolu Agency, 08.02.2021). Government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures, extending existing measures countrywide including the current lockdown of Kigali from February 3 through February 7, 2021(OSAC, 03.02.2021). Government extends nationwide measures against COVID-19 until 7 February, including lockdown in Kigali; nighttime curfew begins 8 February (Xinhua, 03.02.2021).

    International Restrictions: Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to Rwanda
    Kigali International Airport reopened on 1 August 2020. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of first departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. All arriving passengers must self-quarantine for 7 days and take a PCR test at the end of this period. 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. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda. Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points. Quarantine requirements: After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers must self-quarantine for 7 days and take a PCR test at the end of this period. The test will cost 60USD.
    *Testing on departure: Departing passengers must present a negative PCR test before departure. Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website, normally every two weeks. The lockdown in the City of Kigali ended on 7 February. Between 8 and 22 February the following measures will be in place in the City of Kigali:
    • Movements are prohibited between 7 pm– 4 am.
    • Movement between Kigali and other provinces and districts of the country is not permitted, except for essential services or tourism. Tourists must possess negative COVID – 19 test results. Additionally, vehicles transporting goods will continue to function with no more than two people on board.
    • Public and private transport will resume within Kigali. Public transport (buses) should not exceed 50% capacity. Bus operators will ensure passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed onboard.
    • Motos and bicycles are permitted to carry passengers and must observe strict hygiene.
    • Kigali International Airport will remain open.
    In the remaining part of Rwanda the following measures are in place:
    • Movements are prohibited between 7 pm and 4 am.
    • Movement between districts is prohibited.
    • Public transport including motos and bicycles will continue.
    All tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks, apart from Akagera National Park, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists visiting Akagera National Park and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, which are available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali for RWF 10,000. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Facemasks must be worn in public. Penalties will be issued for non-compliance with health measures, including, wearing facemasks. You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place.
    Between 8 and 22 February the following measures will be in place in the City of Kigali:
    • Public offices will be closed. All employees shall work from home, except for those providing essential services.
    • Private businesses will resume with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis. Markets and malls will open for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders. Businesses resuming operations must close by 5 pm.
    • All schools (public and private), including universities, will remain closed.
    • Physical meetings, events and gatherings are prohibited.
    • Gyms and recreational centers will remain closed. All swimming pools are closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests. Only individual sports are permitted between 5 am – 9 am.
    • Restaurants and cafés will only provide take-away service.
    • All bars remain closed.
    • Places of worship remain closed.
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID – 19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators and transport services facilitating guests. Tourists and service providers shall inform the Rwanda Development Board of itineraries.
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 persons.
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited.
    In the remaining part of Rwanda the following measures are in place:
    • Schools will continue while respecting COVID – 19 control measures.
    • Places of worship remain closed.
    • All social gatherings and events including religious wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings and conferences are prohibited.
    • All bars will remain closed.
    • Public gyms and swimming pools shall be restricted from the public with the exception of tested guests staying at hotels.
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 people at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 persons.
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited.

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    11.02.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Government reimposes strict COVID-19 lockdown measures in Kigali, bans movement into and out of the city (Reuters, 19.01.2021). Government reimposes strict COVID-19 lockdown measures in Kigali, bans movement into and out of the city (Reuters, 19.01.2021). Government suspends public, private transport between districts for 15 days because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 05.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    Kigali International Airport will remain open. Arriving passengers must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 120 hours prior to their first departure. Departing passengers must present a negative PCR COVID-19 test before departure. Designated hotels for arriving passengers will remain open under strict COVID-19 prevention measures.
    *Entry to Rwanda: Kigali International Airport reopened on 1 August 2020. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 120 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda. Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Quarantine requirements: After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel whilst awaiting the results of a second COVID-19 test, taken on arrival, which can be up to 24 hours. Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance. The test will cost 60USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive and you have severe symptoms, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility. If the results are positive and you do not have severe symptoms, you will be moved from the hotel in which you were quarantining to your own choice of accommodation. Once there the Rwanda Biomedical Centre will send a medical team to assess whether you can remain there.
    *Testing on departure: Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Specific measures in the City of Kigali: Unnecessary movements are prohibited. Movements for essential services are permitted and include:
    • Medical/healthcare.
    • Food shopping.
    • Banking.
    • Movements required for personnel performing such services. All other employees shall work from home.
    • All movements will require an approved permit from the Rwanda National Police.
    · Travel between Kigali and other provinces and districts is not permitted, except for essential services and tourism (tourists must possess a negative COVID-19 test result).
    · Public transport is prohibited. Motorcycle taxis and bicycles are not permitted to carry passengers, but may offer delivery services.
    · Businesses are closed, except distribution and delivery services as well as those selling good, medicine (pharmacies), hygiene and cleaning products, fuel, and other essential items but will operate at 30 percent capacity. Business permitted to operate must close by 6:00 p.m.
    · Restaurants and cafes will only provide take-away services.
    · All schools (public and private), including universities, are closed. Remote learning is encouraged.
    · Places of worship are closed.
    · Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID-19 health guidelines.
    Prevention Measures in remaining parts of the country:
    · Movements are prohibited from 6:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
    · Places of worship are closed.
    · Schools will remain open while respecting COVID-19 control measures.
    · All bars will remain closed.
    · All social gatherings and events including religious weddings, ceremonies, receptions, meetings and conferences are prohibited.
    · Public gyms and swimming pools shall be restricted from the public with the exception of tested guests staying at hotels.
    · Attendance at a wake/vigil should not exceed 10 people at any one time.
    · Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 persons.
    · Gaming activities remain prohibited.
    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their herewebsite, normally every two weeks. The city of Kigali is in lockdown. This means that:
    • Unnecessary movements including visits outside the home are prohibited except for essential services, which includes food shopping, banking services and medical requirements. All movements require an approval permit from the Rwandan National Police;
    • Travel between Kigali and other provinces and districts of the country is not permitted except for essential services and tourism (with a negative COVIDovid-19 test);
    • Kigali International Airport remains open.
    In the remaining part of Rwanda a curfew is in place between 6pm and 4am.
    Public and private transport is prohibited to and from Kigali city as well as between different districts. Travel is only permitted for medical reasons and essential services. Domestic and international tourists are allowed to travel across districts with proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
    All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Facemasks must be worn in public. Penalties will be issued for non-compliance with health measures, including, wearing facemasks. You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place. The city of Kigali is in lockdown. Measures in place include:
    • All employees (public and private) shall work from home and most businesses are closed;
    • Restaurants and cafes will only provide a takeaway service;
    • All schools (public and private) including universities are closed;
    • Places of worship are closed;
    • Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 people;
    • Kigali International Airport remains open and designated hotels for arriving passengers remain open;
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID-19 health guidelines.
    Measures in the remaining part of Rwanda include:
    • Movements are prohibited from 6pm to 4am;
    • Places of worship are closed;
    • Schools continue while respecting COVID-19 control measures;
    • All bars remain closed;
    • All social gatherings and events including religious wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings and conferences are prohibited;
    • Public gyms and swimming pools are restricted from the public with the exception of tested guests staying at hotels;
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil should not exceed 10 people at any one time;
    • Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 people;
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited.

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    20.01.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Government reimposes strict COVID-19 lockdown measures in Kigali, bans movement into and out of the city (Reuters, 19.01.2021). Government reimposes strict COVID-19 lockdown measures in Kigali, bans movement into and out of the city (Reuters, 19.01.2021). Government suspends public, private transport between districts for 15 days because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 05.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: Kigali International Airport reopened on 1 August 2020. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 120 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda. Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Quarantine requirements: After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel whilst awaiting the results of a second COVID-19 test, taken on arrival, which can be up to 24 hours. Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance. The test will cost 60USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive and you have severe symptoms, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility. If the results are positive and you do not have severe symptoms, you will be moved from the hotel in which you were quarantining to your own choice of accommodation. Once there the Rwanda Biomedical Centre will send a medical team to assess whether you can remain there.
    *Testing on departure: Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their herewebsite, normally every two weeks. The city of Kigali is in lockdown. This means that:
    • Unnecessary movements including visits outside the home are prohibited except for essential services, which includes food shopping, banking services and medical requirements. All movements require an approval permit from the Rwandan National Police;
    • Travel between Kigali and other provinces and districts of the country is not permitted except for essential services and tourism (with a negative COVIDovid-19 test);
    • Kigali International Airport remains open.
    In the remaining part of Rwanda a curfew is in place between 6pm and 4am.
    Public and private transport is prohibited to and from Kigali city as well as between different districts. Travel is only permitted for medical reasons and essential services. Domestic and international tourists are allowed to travel across districts with proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
    All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Facemasks must be worn in public. Penalties will be issued for non-compliance with health measures, including, wearing facemasks. You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place. The city of Kigali is in lockdown. Measures in place include:
    • All employees (public and private) shall work from home and most businesses are closed;
    • Restaurants and cafes will only provide a takeaway service;
    • All schools (public and private) including universities are closed;
    • Places of worship are closed;
    • Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 people;
    • Kigali International Airport remains open and designated hotels for arriving passengers remain open;
    • Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID-19 health guidelines.
    Measures in the remaining part of Rwanda include:
    • Movements are prohibited from 6pm to 4am;
    • Places of worship are closed;
    • Schools continue while respecting COVID-19 control measures;
    • All bars remain closed;
    • All social gatherings and events including religious wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings and conferences are prohibited;
    • Public gyms and swimming pools are restricted from the public with the exception of tested guests staying at hotels;
    • Attendance at a wake/vigil should not exceed 10 people at any one time;
    • Funeral gatherings should not exceed 15 people;
    • Gaming activities remain prohibited.

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    19.01.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Government suspends public, private transport between districts for 15 days because of COVID-19 (Xinhua, 05.01.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: Kigali International Airport reopened on 1 August 2020. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 120 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda. Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Quarantine requirements: After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel whilst awaiting the results of a second COVID-19 test, taken on arrival, which can be up to 24 hours. Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance. The test will cost 60USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive and you have severe symptoms, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility. If the results are positive and you do not have severe symptoms, you will be moved from the hotel in which you were quarantining to your own choice of accommodation. Once there the Rwanda Biomedical Centre will send a medical team to assess whether you can remain there.
    *Testing on departure: Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website. A curfew is in place. A curfew is in place between 8pm and 4am. Public and private transport is prohibited to and from Kigali city as well as between different districts. Travel is only permitted for medical reasons and essential services. Domestic and international tourists are allowed to travel across districts with proof of a negative COVID-19 test. All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Facemasks must be worn in public. Penalties will be issued for non-compliance with health measures, including, wearing facemasks. All business establishments including restaurants, shops, markets and malls must close daily by 6pm.
    Other measures in place include:
    • All social gatherings and events including weddings, receptions, meetings and conferences are currently prohibited.
    • Offices of public and private institutions will operate at 30% capacity.
    • Funerals should not exceed 30 people. Attendance at wakes and vigils should not exceed 15 people at one time.
    • All gyms and swimming pools are closed. Those at hotels may be used only by hotel residents with a negative Covid test.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place.

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    06.01.2021
  • Rwanda Latest News: Border between DR Congo and Rwanda partially reopens (Anadolu Agency, 05.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: Kigali International Airport reopened on 1 August 2020. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 120 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda. Land borders remain closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Quarantine requirements: After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel whilst awaiting the results of a second COVID-19 test, taken on arrival, which can be up to 24 hours. Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance. The test will cost 60USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive and you have severe symptoms, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility. If the results are positive and you do not have severe symptoms, you will be moved from the hotel in which you were quarantining to your own choice of accommodation. Once there the Rwanda Biomedical Centre will send a medical team to assess whether you can remain there.
    *Testing on departure: Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website. A curfew is in place. Between 22 December and 4 January 2021, movement is prohibited between 8pm and 4am. In Musanze city, movements are prohibited between 7pm and 4am. All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    *Public places and services: Facemasks must be worn in public. Penalties will be issued for non-compliance with health measures, including, wearing facemasks. Restaurants are now open. All bars remain closed. Other measures in place include:
    • All social gatherings are prohibited both in public and in private settings;
    • Meetings and conferences should not exceed 30% of the venue’s capacity and participants are required to take COVID-19 tests. Event organizers must comply with prevailing guidelines;
    • Public transportation (buses) will operate at 50% of their capacity;
    • Offices of public and private institutions will operate at 30% capacity;
    • Services at places of worship will operate once a week at no more than 50% of maximum occupancy;
    • Funerals should not exceed 50 people. Attendance at wakes and vigils should not exceed 15 people at one time;
    • All gyms and swimming pools are closed. Those at hotels may be used only by tested hotel residents.
    You should check the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office for more details on measures in place.

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    30.12.2020
  • Rwanda Latest News: Border between DR Congo and Rwanda partially reopens (Anadolu Agency, 05.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Rwanda: Kigali International Airport has reopened as of 01 August. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 120 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda.
    Land borders remain closed except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    *Screening on arrival: Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.
    *Quarantine requirements: After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel whilst awaiting the results of a second COVID-19 test, taken on arrival, which can be up to 24 hours. Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance . The test will cost 60USD. If the results are positive and you have severe symptoms, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility. If the results are positive and you do not have severe symptoms, you will be moved from the hotel in which you were quarantining to your own choice of accommodation. Once there the Rwanda Biomedical Centre will send a medical team to assess whether you can remain there.
    *Testing on departure: Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Rwanda: For details on current measures, including local movement restrictions, read the latest cabinet communique published on the website of the Prime Minister’s office. The Prime Minister’s office publishes communiques on their website. A curfew is in place. Until 21 December, movement is prohibited between 9pm and 4am. Between 22 December and 4 January 2021, movement will be prohibited between 8pm and 4am. In Musanze city, movements are prohibited between 7pm and 4am.
    All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks, at their own cost. Tests can be booked by appointment via reservations@rdb.rwor +250 (0)788313800. Tourists without a negative test result will not be admitted to the national parks.
    *Accommodation: Accommodation is open and available for bookings.

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    17.12.2020
  • Rwanda Latest News: Border between DR Congo and Rwanda partially reopens (Anadolu Agency, 05.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Kigali International Airport has reopened as of 01 August. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 120 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda.
    Land borders remain closed except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus (and Ebola) at all entry points.
    After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel whilst awaiting the results of a second COVID-19 test, taken on arrival, which can be up to 24 hours. Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance . The test will cost 50USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility.
    Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    For details on the latest measures in place, including travel in Rwanda, read the latest measures issued by the Prime Minister’s office here. Everyone should comply with these measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
    On December 15, the Government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures, effective immediately: · From December 15 – 21, movements are prohibited from 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM. From December 22 – January 4, movements will be prohibited from 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM. · All social gatherings including wedding ceremonies and celebrations of all kinds are prohibited both in public and private settings. · All gyms and swimming pools are closed (those at hotels may be used only by tested hotel residents). Specific measures in Musanze city: Movements are prohibited from 7:00 PM to 4:00 AM.

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    15.12.2020
  • Rwanda International Restrictions:
    Kigali International Airport has reopened as of 01 August. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 120 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda.
    Land borders remain closed except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
    Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus (and Ebola) at all entry points.
    After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (as outlined above), all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel whilst awaiting the results of a second COVID-19 test, taken on arrival, which can be up to 24 hours. Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance . The test will cost 50USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility.
    Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Internal Restrictions:
    For details on the latest measures in place, including travel in Rwanda, read the latest measures issued by the Prime Minister’s office here. Everyone should comply with these measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).A curfew is in place; movement is prohibited between 10pm and 5am. Restrictions on public transport between the city of Kigali and other districts, as well as to and from Rusizi, have been lifted. Bicycle taxis (abanyonzi) will resume in permitted areas of operation in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. You are no longer required to have a valid COVID-19 test in order to attend social gatherings, meetings or conferences. However event organizers must comply with health guidelines and must not exceed 30% of venue capacity. The government continues to encourage the use of voluntary COVID-19 testing facilities. Facemasks must be worn in public. Penalties will be issued for non-compliance with health measures, including physical distancing, wearing facemasks and hand hygiene. Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    Restaurants are now open but close before the 10pm curfew; all bars remain closed. All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks at their own cost.
    All tourism activities, including primate trekking within Rwanda’s national parks, have now resumed in line with enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures.

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    28.10.2020
  • Rwanda International Restrictions:
    Kigali International Airport has reopened as of 01 August. Land borders remain closed except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda see here. All arriving passengerswill then be required to quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting results of a second COVID-19 test, conducted on arrival. Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda: guidance. The test will cost $50USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights see here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    For details on the latest measures in place, including travel in Rwanda, read the latest measures issued by the Prime Minister’s office here. Everyone should comply with these measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).A curfew is in place; movement is prohibited between 10pm and 5am. Restrictions on public transport between the city of Kigali and other districts, as well as to and from Rusizi, have been lifted. Bicycle taxis (abanyonzi) will resume in permitted areas of operation in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. You are no longer required to have a valid COVID-19 test in order to attend social gatherings, meetings or conferences. However event organizers must comply with health guidelines and must not exceed 30% of venue capacity. The government continues to encourage the use of voluntary COVID-19 testing facilities. Facemasks must be worn in public. Penalties will be issued for non-compliance with health measures, including physical distancing, wearing facemasks and hand hygiene. Accommodation is open and available for bookings.
    Restaurants are now open but close before the 10pm curfew; all bars remain closed. All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks at their own cost.
    All tourism activities, including primate trekking within Rwanda’s national parks, have now resumed in line with enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures.

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    08.10.2020
  • Rwanda International Restrictions:
    Kigali International Airport has reopened as of 01 August. Land borders remain closed except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda see here. All arriving passengerswill then be required to quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours whilst awaiting results of a second COVID-19 test, conducted on arrival. Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda: guidance. The test will cost $50USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flights see here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic charter flights restarted on 17 June.
    For details on the latest measures in place, including travel in Rwanda, read the latest measures issued by the Prime Minister’s office here. Everyone should comply with these measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). A curfew is now in place; movement is prohibited between 9pm and 5am. Travel to/from Rusizi district and parts of Kigali Province (Nyarugenge and Kicukiro) is restricted given clusters of COVID-19 in these areas. Public transport between the city of Kigali and other districts is prohibited. Face masks must be worn in public. Whilst some services resumed as of 4 May, many remain closed. Accommodation is open and available for bookings. Restaurants are now open but close before the 9pm curfew; all bars remain closed. Mass gatherings in public spaces are prohibited. All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks.

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    All tourism activities, including primate trekking within Rwanda’s national parks, have now resumed in line with enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures.

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    15.09.2020
  • Rwanda *****

    International restrictions:

    Kigali International Airport has reopened as of 01 August. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda [https://rdb.rw/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Info-note-for-passengers-arriving-in-Rwanda-b.pdf]. All borders are closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents. Kigali International Airport will reopen on 1 August. As of 01 August, all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel for a minimum of 24 hours whilst completing a second COVID-19 test . Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance [https://rdb.rw/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Info-note-for-passengers-arriving-in-Rwanda-b.pdf]. The test will cost $50USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic charter flights restarted on 17 June.
    New guidance came into force on 19 May. For more details, read the latest measures issued by the Prime Minister’s office on 30 June 2020 [https://www.primature.gov.rw/index.php?id=2&no_cache=1&tx_drblob_pi1%5BdownloadUid%5D=796]. Everyone should comply with these measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). A curfew is now in place; movement is prohibited between 9pm and 5am. Travel to/from Rusizi district and parts of Kigali Province (Nyarugenge and Kicukiro) is restricted given clusters of COVID-19 in these areas. Public transport between the city of Kigali and other districts is prohibited. Face masks must be worn in public. Whilst some services resumed as of 4 May, many remain closed. Accommodation is open and available for bookings. Restaurants are now open but close before the 9pm curfew; all bars remain closed. Mass gatherings in public spaces are prohibited. All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    All tourism activities, including primate trekking within Rwanda’s national parks, have now resumed in line with enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures.

    Read more
    28.08.2020
  • Rwanda *****

    International restrictions:

    Kigali International Airport has reopened as of 01 August. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure. Negative test certificates must include the term ‘PCR’. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda [https://rdb.rw/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Info-note-for-passengers-arriving-in-Rwanda-b.pdf]. All borders are closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents. Kigali International Airport will reopen on 1 August. As of 01 August, all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel for a minimum of 24 hours whilst completing a second COVID-19 test . Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance [https://rdb.rw/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Info-note-for-passengers-arriving-in-Rwanda-b.pdf]. The test will cost $50USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic charter flights restarted on 17 June.
    New guidance came into force on 19 May. For more details, read the latest measures issued by the Prime Minister’s office on 30 June 2020 [https://www.primature.gov.rw/index.php?id=2&no_cache=1&tx_drblob_pi1%5BdownloadUid%5D=796]. Everyone should comply with these measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). A curfew is now in place; movement is prohibited between 9pm and 5am. Travel to/from Rusizi district and parts of Kigali Province (Nyarugenge and Kicukiro) is restricted given clusters of COVID-19 in these areas. Face masks must be worn in public. Whilst some services resumed as of 4 May, many remain closed. Accommodation is open and available for bookings. Restaurants are now open but close before the 9pm curfew; all bars remain closed. Mass gatherings in public spaces are prohibited. All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks. Lockdown introduced for at least 15 days in Nyamagabe and Nyamasheke districts on 14 July (OASC, 15.07.2020). Reports of lockdown of four villages in Kicukiro district, two villages in Nyarugenge district (OASC, 26.06.2020)

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    All tourism activities, including primate trekking within Rwanda’s national parks, have now resumed in line with enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures.

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    14.08.2020
  • Rwanda Kigali International Airport to reopen on 1 August (Aviation.be, 20.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Kigali International Airport has reopened as of 01 August. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of departure. The government of Rwanda have published guidance for passengers arriving into Rwanda [https://rdb.rw/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Info-note-for-passengers-arriving-in-Rwanda-b.pdf]. All borders are closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents. Kigali International Airport will reopen on 1 August. As of 01 August, all arriving passengers must then enter quarantine at a designated hotel for a minimum of 24 hours whilst completing a second COVID-19 test . Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance [https://rdb.rw/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Info-note-for-passengers-arriving-in-Rwanda-b.pdf]. The test will cost $50USD. If the results are negative you are free to leave quarantine. If the results are positive, you will be required to enter a government treatment facility.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic charter flights restarted on 17 June.
    New guidance came into force on 19 May. For more details, read the latest measures issued by the Prime Minister’s office on 30 June 2020 [https://www.primature.gov.rw/index.php?id=2&no_cache=1&tx_drblob_pi1%5BdownloadUid%5D=796]. Everyone should comply with these measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). A curfew is now in place; movement is prohibited between 9pm and 5am. Travel to/from Rusizi district and parts of Kigali Province (Nyarugenge and Kicukiro) is restricted given clusters of COVID-19 in these areas. Face masks must be worn in public. Whilst some services resumed as of 4 May, many remain closed. Accommodation is open and available for bookings. Restaurants are now open but close before the 9pm curfew; all bars remain closed. Mass gatherings in public spaces are prohibited. All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks. Lockdown introduced for at least 15 days in Nyamagabe and Nyamasheke districts on 14 July (OASC, 15.07.2020). Reports of lockdown of four villages in Kicukiro district, two villages in Nyarugenge district (OASC, 26.06.2020)

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    All tourism activities, including primate trekking within Rwanda’s national parks, have now resumed in line with enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures.

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    31.07.2020
  • Rwanda Kigali International Airport to reopen on 1 August (Aviation.be, 20.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All flights to and from Kigali International Airport are currently suspended. All borders are closed, except to returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents. Kigali International Airport will reopen on 1 August. As of 1 August all arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of travel. For passengers entering Rwanda, a second test will be conducted upon arrival, with results delivered within 24 hours during which time travelers will be required to self-quarantine in designated accommodation.
    Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic charter flights restarted on 17 June.
    New guidance came into force on 19 May. For more details, read the latest measures issued by the Prime Minister’s office on 30 June 2020 [https://www.primature.gov.rw/index.php?id=2&no_cache=1&tx_drblob_pi1%5BdownloadUid%5D=796]. Everyone should comply with these measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). A curfew is now in place; movement is prohibited between 9pm and 5am. Travel to/from Rusizi district and parts of Kigali Province (Nyarugenge and Kicukiro) is restricted given clusters of COVID-19 in these areas. Face masks must be worn in public. Whilst some services resumed as of 4 May, many remain closed. Accommodation is open and available for bookings. Restaurants are now open but close before the 9pm curfew; all bars remain closed. Mass gatherings in public spaces are prohibited. All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks. Lockdown introduced for at least 15 days in Nyamagabe and Nyamasheke districts on 14 July (OASC, 15.07.2020). Reports of lockdown of four villages in Kicukiro district, two villages in Nyarugenge district (OASC, 26.06.2020)

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    All tourism activities, including primate trekking within Rwanda’s national parks, have now resumed in line with enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures.

    Read more
    28.07.2020
  • Rwanda Lockdown for at least 15 days in Nyamagabe and Nyamasheke districts on 14 July (OASC, 15.07.2020). Airports to reopen for commercial flights on 1 August (CGTN Africa, 04.07.2020). Reports of lockdown of four villages in Kicukiro district, two villages in Nyarugenge district (OASC, 26.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights to Kigali International Airport (KGL) are suspended. Borders are closed, except for cargo, goods, and returning Rwandans and Rwandan permanent residents. Domestic and international tourism is permitted only for visitors traveling on charter flights. The Kigali Airport remains closed to normal commercial air traffic. Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus (and Ebola) at all entry points. All arriving passengers will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.
    Exit screening is in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with coronavirus will be prevented from leaving the country and will be moved to isolation for testing. If an individual tests positive, they will be treated in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.
    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    New guidance came into force on 19 May. For more details, read the latest measures issued by the Prime Minister’s office on 30 June 2020 [https://www.primature.gov.rw/index.php?id=2&no_cache=1&tx_drblob_pi1%5BdownloadUid%5D=796]. Everyone should comply with these measures to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). A curfew is now in place; movement is prohibited between 9pm and 5am. Travel to/from Rusizi district and parts of Kigali Province (Nyarugenge and Kicukiro) is restricted given clusters of COVID-19 in these areas. Face masks must be worn in public. Whilst some services resumed as of 4 May, many remain closed. Accommodation is open and available for bookings. Restaurants are now open but close before the 9pm curfew; all bars remain closed. Mass gatherings in public spaces are prohibited. All tourists are required to take a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s National Parks.

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    16.07.2020
  • Rwanda Reports of lockdown of four villages in Kicukiro district, two villages in Nyarugenge district (OSAC, 26.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights to Kigali International Airport (KGL) are suspended. Borders are closed, except for cargo, goods, and returning Rwandans and Rwandan permanent residents. Domestic and international tourism is permitted only for visitors traveling on charter flights. The Kigali Airport remains closed to normal commercial air traffic. Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus (and Ebola) at all entry points. All arriving passengers will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days in a Government of Rwanda healthcare facility.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 2 July the Rwanda Biomedical Centre will begin a COVID-19 street testing survey in Kigali and at the entry points to Kigali. In this testing, people will be randomly selected for testing and escorted to a drive-through testing facility.
    On June 17, the government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures. Movements are prohibited from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, except with permission. Masks must be worn in public at all times. All resumed services must follow health guidelines from the Ministry of Health. Public and private businesses may resume work with essential staff?only. Other employees should continue to work from home. Individual sporting activities in open spaces are permitted, but sports facilities, gyms, and recreational centers remain closed. Religious weddings and funerals are permitted but must not exceed 30 people. All bars, schools, universities, and places of worship remain closed. Transport between provinces in permitted, except to and from Rusizi and Rubavu districts. Meetings in public spaces and mass gatherings are prohibited. Borders remain closed, except for cargo, goods, and returning?Rwandans and?Rwandan permanent residents.?Rwandan citizens and residents returning to the country are subject to a mandatory seven day quarantine at designated locations at their own expense.
    More details from the Office of the Prime Minister: [https://www.gov.rw/fileadmin/user_upload/gov_user_upload/Publications/Cabinet_Resolutions/CABINET_RESOLUTIONS_30.04.2020.pdf]
    On July 2, the Rwanda Biomedical Center will begin a COVID-19 street testing survey in Kigali and at the entry points to Kigali. In this testing, people will be randomly selected for testing and escorted to a drive-through testing facility.

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    02.07.2020
  • Rwanda

    International restrictions:

    Flights to Kigali International Airport (KGL) are suspended. Borders are closed, except for cargo, goods, and returning Rwandans and Rwandan permanent residents. Domestic and international tourism is permitted only for visitors traveling on charter flights. The Kigali Airport remains closed to normal commercial air traffic.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On June 17, the government of Rwanda announced updated COVID-19 prevention measures. Movements are prohibited from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, except with permission. Masks must be worn in public at all times. All resumed services must follow health guidelines from the Ministry of Health. Public and private businesses may resume work with essential staff?only. Other employees should continue to work from home. Individual sporting activities in open spaces are permitted, but sports facilities, gyms, and recreational centers remain closed. Religious weddings and funerals are permitted but must not exceed 30 people. All bars, schools, universities, and places of worship remain closed. Transport between provinces in permitted, except to and from Rusizi and Rubavu districts. Meetings in public spaces and mass gatherings are prohibited. Borders remain closed, except for cargo, goods, and returning?Rwandans and?Rwandan permanent residents.?Rwandan citizens and residents returning to the country are subject to a mandatory seven day quarantine at designated locations at their own expense.

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    17.06.2020
  • Rwanda

    International restrictions:

    Flights to Kigali International Airport (KGL) are suspended. Borders are closed, except for cargo, goods, and returning Rwandans and Rwandan permanent residents.

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement restrictions were relaxed on 4 May. However, a nightly curfew between 21.00 to 05.00 curfew is in effect at least until 1 June. Public and private businesses are allowed to reopen with essential staff while other employees continue working from home. Until 01/06/2020.

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    01.06.2020
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    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Health/
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