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Rwanda travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 18.06.2020
Rwandair files gradual network resumption from August 2020

Published on 17.06.2020
Rwandair Upholds Suspension Of Commercial Flights

Flight Restrictions

1. Flights to Kigali International Airport (KGL) are suspended.
2. Nationals and residents of Rwanda will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations.

Quarantine

14-days quarantine required. All passenger will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. Those testing negative to COVID-19 must remain in mandatory quarantine for 7 days. Passengers will be tested again on the 5ht day in quarantine and if negative discharged in the 7th day. There are several quarantine sites in Kigali: Nyarutarama App (Rwf 55,00), Kicukiro App (Rwf 55,00), Dove Hotel (RWF 45,00), Hilltop Hotel (RWF 40,00), Greenwitch Hotel (Rwf 25,00) and IPRC Kicukiro (Rwf 12,00). Passengers are responsible for all expenses during the quarantine in one of the sites listed above. After the quarantine, passenger has to continue self-isolation for a further 7 days with follow-up by Rwanda Biomedical Centre professionals.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Upon arrival in Rwanda, all passengers have to be screened and tested on COVID-19. If the test result is positive, passenger will be taken to a treatment facility with specialized medical care.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2016)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: in general, no
Generally not recommended for travellers going to Rwanda

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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

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    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/]

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    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/]

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    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
  • Rwanda 1. Flights to Kigali International Airport (KGL) are suspended. 2. Nationals and residents of Rwanda will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations.

    International restrictions:

    All its borders are closed except for goods, cargo and returning citizens and permanent residents. Additional screening procedures are in place for both COVID-19 and Ebola at all entry points. Upon arrival into the country, all persons will be tested for COVID-19. Inbound travellers will have to undergo a 7-day quarantine in designated facilities at their own cost. On the fifth day of the quarantine, they will be tested again, and if found negative, they will be discharged on day seven. After they are discharged, they will be required to continue with self-quarantine at home for 7-days. Exit screening is also in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with COVID-19 will be prevented from leaving the country and moved to isolation for testing.

    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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    30.05.2020
  • Rwanda 1. Flights to Kigali International Airport (KGL) are suspended. 2. Nationals and residents of Rwanda will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations.

    International restrictions:

    All its borders are closed except for goods, cargo and returning citizens and permanent residents, who will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at their own cost at designated locations upon their return. Additional screening procedures are in place for both COVID-19 and Ebola at all entry points. Exit screening is also in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with COVID-19 will be prevented from leaving the country and moved to isolation for testing. All commercial inbound and outbound flights, including with RwandaAir, are suspended. Cargo and emergency flights will continue to operate normally. Burundi-bound cargo trucks from Kenya and Uganda are not allowed to enter the country.

    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. The wearing of face masks remains mandatory for all citizens when going outside and also at home when social distancing is not possible. All public gatherings remain banned countrywide. Markets, hotels and restaurants have reopened with limited working hours from 4 May. Places of worship, schools, bars, gyms and recreation centres will remain closed. Public and private transport within the same province resumed on 4 May, but travel between different provinces and Kigali remains prohibited except for medical reasons or essential services, such as transport of food and goods. Motos are not permitted to carry passengers but may offer delivery services. The next revision of these restrictions is scheduled for 19 May.

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    21.05.2020
  • Rwanda 1. Flights to Kigali International Airport (KGL) are suspended. 2. Nationals and residents of Rwanda will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations.

    International restrictions:

    All its borders are closed except for goods, cargo and returning citizens and permanent residents, who will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at their own cost at designated locations upon their return. Additional screening procedures are in place for both COVID-19 and Ebola at all entry points. Exit screening is also in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with COVID-19 will be prevented from leaving the country and moved to isolation for testing. All commercial inbound and outbound flights, including with RwandaAir, are suspended. Cargo and emergency flights will continue to operate normally. Burundi-bound cargo trucks from Kenya and Uganda are not allowed to enter the country.

    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. The wearing of face masks remains mandatory for all citizens when going outside and also at home when social distancing is not possible. All public gatherings remain banned countrywide. Markets, hotels and restaurants have reopened with limited working hours from 4 May. Places of worship, schools, bars, gyms and recreation centres will remain closed. Public and private transport within the same province resumed on 4 May, but travel between different provinces and Kigali remains prohibited except for medical reasons or essential services, such as transport of food and goods. Motos are not permitted to carry passengers but may offer delivery services. The next revision of these restrictions is scheduled for 19 May.

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    19.05.2020
  • Rwanda The next revision of these restrictions is scheduled for 19 May. Rwanda will start to ease Coronavirus lockdown from Monday 4 May (Reuters, 01.05.2020)

    1. Flights to Kigali International Airport (KGL) are suspended.
    2. Nationals and residents of Rwanda will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations.

    International restrictions:

    All its borders are closed except for goods, cargo and returning citizens and permanent residents, who will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at designated locations upon their return. Additional screening procedures are in place for both COVID-19 and Ebola at all entry points. Exit screening is also in place for all departing travellers. Any travellers exhibiting a symptom associated with COVID-19 will be prevented from leaving the country and moved to isolation for testing. All commercial inbound and outbound flights, including with RwandaAir, are suspended. Cargo and emergency flights will continue to operate normally. Burundi-bound cargo trucks from Kenya and Uganda are not allowed to enter the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement restrictions were relaxed on 4 May. However, a nightly curfew between 20.00 to 05.00 curfew is in effect. Public and private businesses are allowed to reopen with essential staff while other employees continue working from home. The wearing of face masks remains mandatory for all citizens when going outside and also at home when social distancing is not possible. All public gatherings remain banned countrywide. Markets, hotels and restaurants have reopened with limited working hours from 4 May. Places of worship, schools, bars, gyms and recreation centres will remain closed. Public and private transport within the same province resumed on 4 May, but travel between different provinces and Kigali remains prohibited except for medical reasons or essential services, such as transport of food and goods. Motos are not permitted to carry passengers but may offer delivery services. The next revision of these restrictions is scheduled for 19 May.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/rwanda]
    [https://rw.usembassy.gov/health-alert-covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/01f52ef6-d0dd-4604-9c41-18f4419f116a]
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