Covid-19 information in Rwanda

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that Rwanda has a low level of Covid-19. International travel is possible. Kigali Airport is open and commercial flights to and from Rwanda are running as normal.

As part of Government measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the followings are mandatory upon entry into Rwanda:

  • Arriving passengers at Kigali International Airport must present a negative Antigen Rapid Test (RDT) taken 72 hours prior to departure (meaning that travelers must be tested and get results within 3 days of their first flight). Covid-19 Test is not mandatory for accompanied children under 5 years. Incoming travelers eligible (aged 12 years and above) for Covid-19 vaccine are encouraged to be fully vaccinated before their travel. 
  • The negative test result must be submitted online 72 hours before departure (Rwanda | Passenger Locator Form (
  • A rapid test will be taken upon arrival at your own cost (5 USD OR 5000 RWF)
  • All travelers arriving and transiting in Rwanda must complete the passenger locator form and upload the Covid-19 Rapid test certificate taken within 72 hours before heading to the airport. Please see the passenger locator form on

Masks/face covering is no longer mandatory. However, people are encouraged to wear masks indoors. People are encouraged to be vaccinated before crossing the border. For more information, please read this document.

Visit the CDC page Travel Health Information and Rwanda Biomedical Centre for more detailed information related to your travel.


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