Kenya Covid Entry Requirements – Dec 2021December 9, 2021
Uganda Covid Entry Requirements – Oct 2021December 20, 2021
As of 13 October 2021, movement is prohibited between 00:00 and 04:00. Tourism still continues in line with COVID-19 regulations.
Health screening & COVID-19 protocols on arrival
All travellers older than 5 years must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, performed within 72 hours of departure for Rwanda.
Complete the Passenger Locator Form and upload your COVID-19 test certificate via www.rbc.gov.rw/travel prior to arrival. On completion of the form, you will be provided with a Unique Health Code (UHC) which you must present on arrival. Note: this can only be submitted within 72 hours before your departure.
Complete a short health questionnaire on arrival.
All travellers transiting or connecting and not leaving the airport for less than 12 hours will not be required to take a second test. If transiting for more than 12 hours, a second PCR test on arrival is required. Results are then fast tracked.
If you are visiting any national park in Rwanda (except Akagera), you are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting the park at a cost of USD 50 per visitor. Tourists visiting Akagera and other tourist destinations are required to take a rapid antigen test, available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali.
All arriving passengers must take a COVID-19 test on arrival and quarantine for 24 hours at a designated hotel (at own cost). An additional test (free) will be taken on day 7 from the arrival date at a designated testing site.
Passengers arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, or visited any of these countries within 7 days of arrival in Rwanda, must quarantine for 7 days at their own cost at a designated hotel. An additional test (free) must be taken on day 7 from the arrival date at a designated hotel.
Follow preventive measures while travelling in Rwanda: physical distancing where possible; the wearing of masks is mandatory; and temperature screenings before entering certain buildings are mandatory.