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Rwanda travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Rwanda. Rwanda is Open 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.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Rwanda


for travel

For entry into Rwanda

International travel to Rwanda is permitted. There are currently no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.

Other restrictions

Rwandan nationals must provide proof of full vaccination before departing Rwanda.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test result is required to attend social gatherings. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Rwanda can be found at

Use of masks

Face masks are not required but the use of a mask or covering is recommended when in public spaces.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open until 2 am.


Nightclubs are open until 2 am.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Rwanda

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

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda is taking measures to respond to COVID-19. Citizens and residents of Rwanda must be fully vaccinated in order to access public places. People attending any event must present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to meeting. Wearing face masks is no longer mandatory (but people are encouraged to wear masks indoors).

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Rwanda

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our advice for Rwanda. We haven't change the overall level of advice, exercise a high degree of caution. We now advise you exercise normal safety precautions in Kigali. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Rwanda overall due to the threat of violence and crime.Β  Other levels apply in some areas.
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