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Published on 16.07.2021
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Published on 19.01.2021
High air freight charges threatens competitiveness of Rwanda’s horticultural exports.

Published on 20.11.2020
Parliament approves deal for Rwandair to fly to five new routes (Brazil, DRC, Namibia, Somalia and Tunisia).

Published on 02.11.2020
Rwandair Confirm Resumption Of Harare-Cape Town Flights

Published on 21.10.2020
Rwandair Nov 2020 European service adjustment

Published on 29.08.2020
Rwandair increases Europe service in W20

26.08.2020 Rwandair during the month of September 2020 plans to operate following scheduled service, based on OAG schedules listing as of 23AUG20. Last minute adjustment remains possible, while travel restrictions continues to impact planned operation.

Kigali – Brussels – London Heathrow 2 weekly A330-300
Kigali – Douala – Cotonou 2 weekly 737-800
Kigali – Dubai 3 weekly 737-800
Kigali – Kamembe 2 weekly Dash8-Q400
Kigali – Kilimanjaro – Dar es Salaam 4 weekly Dash8-Q400
Kigali – Kinshasa 4 weekly 737-800
Kigali – Libreville – Cotonou 2 weekly 737
Kigali – Lusaka – Harare 2 weekly CRJ900
Kigali – Nairobi 7 weekly CRJ900

Published on 01.08.2020
RwandAir To Begin Commercial Flights On August 1

24.07.2020 Rwandair earlier this week updated planned operation in August 2020, when the airline resumes scheduled operation. Due to various restrictions, the airline has revised its operational network when it resumes service.

As of 23JUL20, planned operation as follows. Additional changes remain highly possible.

Kigali – Douala – Cotonou eff 02AUG20 2 weekly 737-800
Kigali – Dubai eff 01AUG20 3 weekly 737-800
Kigali – Kilimanjaro – Dar es Salaam eff 02AUG20 3 weekly Dash8-Q400
Kigali – Libreville – Cotonou eff 05AUG20 2 weekly 737-700
Kigali – London Heathrow – Brussels – Kigali A330-300 operates on 14AUG20 and 28AUG20
Kigali – Lusaka eff 03AUG20 2 weekly CRJ900
Kigali – Nairobi eff 01AUG20 4 weekly CRJ900
Published on 21.07.2020
RwandAir to resume services to Dubai

14.07.2020 Rwandair in recent schedule update maintained its plan to resume scheduled service in August 2020, subject to regulatory approval and travel restrictions. As of 12JUL20, the airline schedules following operation for the month of August 2020.

Additional changes remain highly possible.

Kigali – Abuja – Accra – Kigali eff 02AUG20 3 weekly 737-800
Kigali – Bujumbura eff 01AUG20 1 daily Dash8-Q400
Kigali – Cyangugu eff 02AUG20 4 weekly Dash8-Q400
Kigali – Dar es Salaam eff 02AUG20 4 weekly Dash8-Q400
Kigali – Entebbe eff 01AUG20 10 weekly Dash8-Q400
Kigali – Johannesburg eff 01AUG20 5 weekly CRJ900
Kigali – Kinshasa eff 02AUG20 3 weekly CRJ900
Kigali – Lagos eff 02AUG20 3 weekly 737-800
Kigali – London Heathrow – Brussels – Kigali A330-300 operates on 14AUG20 and 28AUG20
Kigali – Nairobi eff 01AUG20 10 weekly CRJ900
Published on 18.06.2020
Rwandair files gradual network resumption from August 2020

Published on 17.06.2020
Rwandair Upholds Suspension Of Commercial Flights

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Crossing Rules

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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Flight Restrictions

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.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

If you are entering Rwanda you will need to take a PCR test on arrival. You must wait 24 hours for the results in a designated transit hotel and respect all COVID-19 prevention measures. All passengers arriving from India are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at a designated hotel at their own cost.
Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus at all entry points.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

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. If you are entering Rwanda you will need to take a PCR test on arrival. You must wait 24 hours for the results in a designated transit hotel and respect all COVID-19 prevention measures. Please see passenger locator form and list of designated transit hotels on the Government of Rwanda website.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-07-23
COVID-19 Total Vaccination:
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination:
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %):
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens):

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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Full Restrictions

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
  • 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 Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Health/
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