Travel Restrictions Entering Rwanda from Afghanistan

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Afghanistan to Rwanda.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

PARTIALLY OPEN

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
45.00
Increased by-34.65
at 1/16/2022
Vaccinated
58.78%
Increased by58.78%
at 1/12/2022
Return Status
RESTRICTED

Travel is restricted

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Rwanda by air. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Start Date
12/15/2021
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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Rwanda. Travelers over the age of 5, must have a COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure.

Travelers transiting for more than 12 hours must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on arrival and wait at a transit hotel for their test results.

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Start Date
7/31/2020
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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results before arrival

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Travel Purpose
TransitTourismBusiness
Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure of their first flight to Rwanda.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Accompanied children under the age of 5.
Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours
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Mandatory

Mandatory passenger locator form

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Description

Travelers are required to fill a passenger locator form, and upload a negative COVID-19 test result to the form, before departure for Rwanda.

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Recommended

Recommended travel insurance

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Description

International travelers are recommended to have travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Travel Purpose
TransitTourismBusiness
Description

Travelers arriving in Rwanda or transiting for more than 12 hours must take an RT-PCR test on arrival and wait for their results at a transit hotel.

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Travelers with positive test results must quarantine.

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Mandatory

Mandatory quarantine and testing

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Description

Travelers must quarantine for 24 hours at a designated hotel while waiting for their on arrival PCR results at their own cost. Travelers must take an additional PCR test on day 3 at their own cost at a designated testing site (Camp Kigali or nearest Provincial or District Hospitals for those out of the City of Kigali).

Minimum Number of Days
1 days
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Changed

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in all public places.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Rwanda.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
45.00
Increased by-34.65
at 1/16/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
3.10%
Increased by-2.48%
at 1/16/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
58.78%
Increased by58.78%
at 1/12/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
7,804,111
Increased by7,804,111
at 1/12/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.77
Increased by-0.30
at 1/14/2022

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

A nationwide curfew is in place between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am. Curfew hours may vary across regions, depending on the local risk level. Social events and gatherings are gradually resuming for vaccinated or tested attendees. Further information on local guidelines can be found at https://www.rbc.gov.rw/in...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in all public spaces and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

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