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RWANDA-travel-news gives answers to the five most frequent questions.

⇒ Is it possible to travel to Rwanda?

Rwanda has announced the reopening of tourism activities as well as the resumption of scheduled commercial flights as of 1 August 2020.

⇒ Are wildlife safaris in Rwanda safe?

Rwanda’s national parks are now open for guests. To ensure safety, all visitors to Rwanda’s national parks are now required to complete a guest registration. Deposit an indemnity form in advance of their visit and submit the form electronically to the park: Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Nationalpark

⇒ What does gorilla tracking cost?

Gorilla permits are now available at USD 200 for Rwandans & EAC nationals. USD 500 for foreign residents. USD 1,500 for international tourists. Special packages are available for groups, families and corporates. These special offers are valid until 31 December 2020.

⇒ Are there any special entry regulations to follow?

Tourists need proof of binding reservations of the accommodations for entry. All travelers must have a negative RT-PCR test not be older than 5 days when they leave for Rwanda. Other tests are not accepted.

There is a curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and a mask must be worn in public spaces. Travel to Rusizi District is not allowed. Depending on the infection rate, Rwandan authorities can order extended curfews in individual areas.The land borders of Rwanda are closed to tourists until further notice.

⇒ What documents do I need to prepare before my arrival?

Within 72 hours before departure to Rwanda, travellers must fill out an online form (Passenger Locator Form). Enclose the COVID-19 test result and the booking for a transfer hotel upon arrival. Following entry, travelers must at their own expense for 24 hours in the booked transfer hotel. A second COVID-19 test is carried out at their own expense (60 USD).

Travelers are not allowed to leave the hotel until they have received the test result. If the test result is positive, treatment will take place in a state medical facility at your own expense.

For departure by air, travellers must pre-book an RT-PCR test with Rwandan offices at their own expense (50 USD) within 5 days prior to departure.



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Last update: 1.9.2020.
Note: The travel conditions in Rwanda can change daily. 

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