Open with restrictions

Rwanda Travel Restrictions

33.7 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
2.71% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 2.71% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Rwanda.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Rwanda for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

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 RwandaTraveling from Canada to Rwanda

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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


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 Canada 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 Canada from Rwanda

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Rwanda must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.


Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

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

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Rwanda

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


  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Rwanda but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 7 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 7 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

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

  • Required in public spaces.

  • Open with restrictions