Covid-19 Travel Regulations

Traveling to and from Rwanda during Covid-19

The information on this page will be updated periodically as requirements and protocols change. Comprehensive resources can be found on the Rwanda Biomedical Centre website: Date of last update: 26/May/2023

Traveling to Rwanda

For complete details please reference the COVID-19 INFO NOTE FOR TRAVELERS issued as of 2/FEB/2023

Traveling in Rwanda

Face masks are no longer mandatory in Rwanda, but their use is encouraged in public indoor settings

Trekking requirements: You will be required to mask when you come in contact with the mountain gorillas and other primates. National parks require Covid tests. Testing is available at health facilities and other designated sites for 5,000 RWF (or US$5) for rapid antigen tests, and 50,000 RWF (or US$50) for PCR tests required for all visits to primates in Volcanoes, Nyungwe and Gishwati-Mukura National Parks. For Akagera National Park, an Antigen Rapid Test (RDT) taken within 72 hours prior to the visit is accepted.

Test results will be shared by SMS or email, and via the online portal accessible at In case of difficulty obtaining results, contact the RBC Medical Team on 114 or

Departing Rwanda

A Covid test is no longer a requirement to depart Rwanda by air. However, Covid testing (at own cost) is available for all travelers whose final destination requires one at health centers and other
designated sites.

Please study the requirements of your airline and international airport(s) carefully. PCR Covid-19 testing ($60 USD) or Rapid Covid-19 testing ($10 USD) is the responsibility of the traveler. As your tour operator, we will help coordinate proper test timing and logistics.

PCR Test Procedures (if required):

For additional information you can also reference the US Embassy websites or the following PDF documents issued by Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya.

United States Embassy – Rwanda

United States Embassy – Tanzania

Covid-19 Travel Advisory No. 12 – Tanzania – PDF

Covid-19 Regulations – Kenya – Website

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