Rwanda Entry Requirements

  • All tourism activities, including primate trekking within Rwanda’s national parks, have now resumed in line with enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures.
  • The well-being of travelers is Rwanda’s top priority and the country has put in place robust health and safety guidelines to ensure this.
  • All travelers arriving in Rwanda must present 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 of departure (meaning travelers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Other tests, such as Rapid Diagnostics Test (RDTs), are not accepted. A second PCR test will be conducted upon arrival, with results delivered after 24 hours during which time they will remain in designated hotels at their own cost.
  • COVID-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years.
  • Currently, international visitors arriving by flight can visit Rwanda. There are no restrictions based on nationality or point of departure.
  • Visitors can enter Rwanda on the condition of fulfilling the health and safety requirements outlined in these FAQs and this information note.
  • Visitors must complete the Passenger Locator Form before arrival.