Open with restrictions

Rwanda Travel Restrictions

20.63% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 16.08% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Rwanda.

Rwanda entry details and exceptions

Travelers must complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form. Travelers will receive a confirmation email with their Unique Health Code (UHC) which they will present upon arriving in Rwanda.


Outgoing travel to RwandaTravelling from New Zealand to Rwanda

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Rwanda.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must bring a negative PCR test and will be tested again on arrival. Travelers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 120 hours before their departure. Only RT-PCR tests will be accepted, and the certificate must be clearly marked as such.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering Rwanda.

Details and exceptions

On arrival, they will have to take a second test and enter quarantine at a designated hotel for 24 hours while awaiting its results. Designated hotels can be found in the Government of Rwanda guidance.. The test will cost USD 50. Travelers may leave the quarantine once receiving a negative testing result. If the results are positive, they will be required to enter a government treatment facility.

After 7 days of quarantine, travelers can get a test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Rwanda

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Rwanda must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Rwanda will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Rwanda

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Rwanda.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Rwanda without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Rwanda.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 7 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Rwanda is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Rwanda are open with restrictions. Bars in Rwanda are open with restrictions.