En De
Total doses
given
26.1M
People fully
vaccinated
9.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
67.32%
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Full Restrictions:

27.08.2022

All travellers

The Government of Rwanda has published updated guidance for passengers arriving in and departing from Rwanda.

Rwanda no longer requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test before arrival into Rwanda. completing a Passenger Locator Form is also no longer required.

Certain meeting venues and national parks still require Covid tests. Testing is available at health facilities and other designated sites for 5,000 RWF (or US$5) for rapid antigen tests, and 50,000 RWF (or US$50) for PCR tests (required to access Virunga National Park). Rwandan citizens pay a subsidized cost for PCR tests of 30,000 RWF (or US$30)

You should monitor the website of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda and the Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister for further updates.

You will need a visa to enter or travel through Rwanda as a visitor.

See Visas section below for more information on how to obtain a visa.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

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Proof of vaccination status

You do not need to present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Rwanda. However incoming travellers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

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If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for Rwanda are the same for all travellers, regardless if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year.

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Children and young people

Incoming travellers eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations (aged 12 years and above) are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel.

COVID-19 tests are not mandatory for entry for accompanied children under 5 years.

If you’re transiting through Rwanda

The Passenger Locator Form is no longer a requirement before departure. An additional COVID-19 test is no longer required upon arrival at Kigali International Airport for transiting/connecting travellers.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions to Rwanda’s entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Rwanda. You’ll need one blank page on your passport for entry stamps.

Visas

You need a visa to enter Rwanda. Thirty-day tourist visas are free and available on arrival for citizens of member states of the Commonwealth (including the UK), as well as for those of the African Union and the Francophonie.

You can also choose to get a visa in advance at any Rwandan diplomatic mission or online. Further information about visa requirements is available from the Rwandan High Commission.

If you’re planning to apply for resident/business or missionary multiple entry visas on entry to Rwanda you will need to get UK police clearance before you travel. You can find details of how to do this on the ACRO Criminal Records Office website. This usually takes a minimum of 10 working days to process.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

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