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Airlines Updates

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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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Rwanda
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers must complete the “Passenger Locator Form” within 72 hours prior to arrival in Rwanda. They also must upload a negative PCR Covid-19 test certificate issued within 120 hours prior to departure to Rwanda and designated hotel booking for their initial 24 hour quarantine. Passengers must upload the form and the PCR test certificate online and present the generated reference number before departure. The form and certificate can be uploaded here.
    • Passengers will be fined if arriving in Rwanda without having uploaded the above documents.
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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.

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.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

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’.
Screening procedures are in place for coronavirus (and Ebola) at all entry points.
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.

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Vaccination

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

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

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Full Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    15.09.2020
  • Rwanda *****

    International restrictions:

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    Read more
    28.08.2020
  • Rwanda *****

    International restrictions:

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    *****

    International restrictions:

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    *****

    International restrictions:

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    *****

    International restrictions:

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****

    International restrictions:

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

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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    02.07.2020
  • Rwanda

    International restrictions:

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

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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    17.06.2020
  • Rwanda

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

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    01.06.2020
  • 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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