Coming to Rwanda in Times of COVID-19
Rwanda has opened its borders for tourists and international visitors! No real quarantine is required, but the country asks for a negative test taken before boarding the plane, and a second one after landing (you have to await those test results for 12 to 24 hours in your room of a designated hotel). In these times, rules and regulation can change quickly though, make sure to follow the guidelines from your own government, meanwhile, we will try to put all updates from Rwandan side on this webpage.
What are the entry procedures in Rwanda, specifically for COVID?
All countries can receive a visa on entry to Rwanda – you can pay in USD or with a Credit Card. African Union, Commonwealth and La Francophonie citizens get a free 30 day visa.
COVID – From Aug 2020 international arrivals are required to have a COVID test within 120 hours of arrival. Once you land you will receive another test at a designated hotel and await the results inside your room (12 to 24 hours wait). If negative you will be able to proceed without any other restrictions. If positive then you will be required to quarantine in a Govt nominated hotel – you will be required to pay for the cost of the hotel.
What are the designated hotels for testing at entry?
Designated hotels have an agreement with the government. After landing in Kigali, passengers will be transported directly to the hotel of choice (pre booking is required) where a COVID test will be taken at the cost of 60USD. The passenger will then wait for the test results inside their hotel room. Full list of hotels can be found here
Onomo hotel, the official RaR race hotel, is one of the designated hotels. You can book through us (registration form) or directly with them.
What else do I need to do before leaving?
You are required to fill in a passenger locator form, which include passport information, travel details, negative test certificate (120 hours prior to departure) and hotel booking confirmation. Find the form here.