International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

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

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
1.27
Decreased by0.39
at 11/27/2021
Vaccinated
43.27%
Increased by43.27%
at 11/24/2021
Return Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

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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Land travel is restricted.

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Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Start Date
8/1/2020
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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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Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Start Date
Changed
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.

Relevant Documents and Resources
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Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Start Date
Changed
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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Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Start Date
Changed

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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Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Start Date
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Possible

Quarantine may be required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Vaccinated travelers must wait for up to 24 hours for their test results at home or at the booked hotels. Travelers are not required to quarantine in Rwanda unless they receive positive test results from their test on arrival.

Minimum Quarantine Duration
Until Test Negative
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Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Start Date
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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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Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Start Date
Changed

COVID-19 Risk Information

Moderate Risk
COVID-19 transmission is moderate in Rwanda.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
1.27
Decreased by0.39
at 11/27/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.10%
Increased by0.00%
at 11/27/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
43.27%
Increased by43.27%
at 11/24/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
5,744,232
Increased by5,744,232
at 11/24/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.94
Decreased by0.29
at 11/25/2021

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

Local Guidelines

A national curfew is in place between the hours of midnight and 4 am. The curfew time 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...
Checked
11/28/2021

Use of mask

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

Public transportation

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is operating at reduced capacity.

Restaurants

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open until 11 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open until 11 pm with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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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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