Before arriving:
  • All travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival.  The test must be a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, with the sample collected within 72 hours of boarding your flight to Rwanda.
  • All Travellers must complete a Passenger Locator Form online. On completion of the form, travellers will be provided with a Unique Health Code (UHC) which you must present on arrival.
On arrival:
  • Presentation of Covid-19 PCR negative certificate and Unique Health Code (UHC).
  • All arrivals will be tested for Covid-19 at a cost of USD $60.  You must then proceed to your pre-booked quarantine hotel for 24 hours to await your results after which you are free to continue with your holiday.
  • Tourists are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to visiting a National Park (except for Akagera). Tourists visiting Akagera are required to take a rapid antigen test, available at numerous walk-in clinics in Kigali. No tourist will be admitted to any National Park without a valid negative test result.
PCR Testing:
  • PCR Testing can easily be arranged in Kigali for onward travel, we recommend you add at least one night at the end of your trip to account for this testing.
For departure:
  • There is no specific requirement for exit of Rwanda, however it is likely your home country or next travel country will require a test.  In addition, many airlines also require testing and you should consult their websites for the requirements.
Vaccinated passengers:
  • There is currently no exemption to the rules for fully vaccinated passengers.