Effective Sunday 10 April 2022, Rwanda updated its entry and exit requirements.

All international travelers to Rwanda must complete a Passenger Locator Form before arriving. Passengers coming to Rwanda must possess a negative COVID-19 rapid test certificate taken within 72 hours before travelling. Children under the age of 5 are exempt. COVID-19 test results must be uploaded to the passenger locator form before arrival.

On arrival, all travelers are tested for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status; the cost is USD 60 per person for a mandatory PCR test. After completing the test at the airport, tourists must self-isolate until they receive their negative test results.

“Rwanda requiring only rapid tests for their entry and exit requirements simplifies the travel process”, comments Kristin McGee from Travulous. “Rapid tests are readily available across the country and cost from USD 5 per person, making testing quick and cost-effective.”

All travelers departing Rwanda must possess a negative COVID-19 rapid test certificate taken within 72 hours of leaving the country. Travelers must remember to check the COVID-19 protocols for their airline, final destination, or transit countries as they may have further requirements to comply with.

If any traveler tests positive for COVID-19 while visiting Rwanda (even if asymptomatic), they will be treated as per the country’s national guidelines until they have fully recovered, at their own cost. Travelers should have comprehensive travel insurance in place ahead of departure.

Agents and Operators requiring further information on the latest travel protocols for Rwanda, please contact Kristin at Travulous for assistance.


Image credit: Visit Rwanda