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Rwanda coronavirus travel restrictions

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Rwanda

The travel advice is Do not travel to Rwanda. Travel advice has Moderate for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Rwanda. Rwanda is part of Africa with main city at Kigali. Its Least Developed country with a population of 12M people. The main currency is Rwanda Franc. The languages spoken are Kinyarwanda, English and French.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 12M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Rwanda

Moderate

restrictions for travel
Travel to Rwanda is partially allowed from Western Sahara. Measures in place: conditional quarantine, test/medical certificate required, testing on arrival, additional documents required and other restrictions #### Conditional quarantine All travelers staying in Rwanda for more than 7 days will be required to self-isolate for 7 days. A free test will be performed at the end of this period to relieve travelers from quarantine. This does not apply to business travelers who plan to stay less than 7 days in Rwanda. #### Test/medical certificate required Proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within 72 hours of departure, must be provided on arrival. #### Testing on arrival All travelers will be tested on arrival and must remain in quarantine at a designated hotel, at the traveler's expense, until the result is confirmed. The testing procedure costs $60 USD and confirmation of results can take up to 24 hours. If a positive result is received, travelers will be transferred to a government treatment facility. #### Additional documents required A completed 'passenger locator form' must be completed before departure. A negative PCR test result is required to complete the process.
- [Passenger locator form](https://rbc.gov.rw/travel/) #### Other restrictions On departure from Rwanda, all travelers must have proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours. Travelers showing COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to leave and are subject to further testing. For more details [Biomedical Center, Rwanda](https://www.rbc.gov.rw/index.php?id=188)

Travel restriction details for Rwanda

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return No Data
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Rwanda

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 cafΓ©s 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

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Rwanda

Do not travel

You must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours before arrival. You'll undergo further screening measures on arrival, including a second COVID-19 test, wait for results in a designated transit hotel and then self-quarantine for seven days on release. Departing travellers must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 120 hours of travel. Restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 are still in place throughout the country, including specific measures in Kigali. A curfew is in place from 7pm to 4am across the country. Non-essential movement is restricted and face masks must be worn in public. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Rwanda due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
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Last updated: July 13, 2021