Known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is the destination that frequently tops traveller’s bucket lists. Though most visitors will want to track the mountain gorillas, there’s so much more to see and experience in this extraordinary country.
Spend a night or two in the charming capital city of Kigali, with its lush hillsides, winding boulevards and bustling streets, spot the chimpanzees of the Nyungwe Forest National Park, plan a visit to one of the country’s many tea and coffee plantations, take a game drive in the Akagera National Park, or recharge your batteries after your gorilla trek with time on the beaches of Lake Kivu.
To help you plan your holiday to Rwanda, our Africa expert Emma has put together a short guide on everything you need to know about travelling to Rwanda post-lockdown.
All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have tested negative for Covid-19 within 120 hours of departure from UK. You will also need to complete a passenger locator form and upload your Covid-19 test certificate, please see the passenger locator form link on www.rbc.goc.rw. You will then be screened upon entry and be given a second test at your Kigali hotel to confirm the negative results of the first test done prior to arrival. The cost of the test is $60.00 per person per test.
You are required to complete 24 hours in a designated transit hotel whilst awaiting the results of the second test. The designated hotels are all available at a discounted rate. You will receive your results via text message and as long as the test results are negative you can proceed with your trip.
Rwanda currently has a nationwide curfew in place between 22:00 and 04:00. All tourists are also required to take a Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to visiting Rwanda’s national parks. Tourists without negative test results will not be admitted to the parks.
Hotels, lodges, and restaurants have reopened, with increased health and safety measures in place. Face masks must be worn at all times in public places.
If you are flying directly with Rwandair there is no requirement to self-isolate on your return. Those flying with other airlines may have to self-isolate – please check with our team.
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