Rwanda can be entered by flying to Kigali International Airport (Code: KGL) or from bordering countries at the border crossings. Read the Visa Information to determine whether you will need to apply for a visa prior to visiting Rwanda.

Currently, there are no direct flights that leave Australia and land in Rwanda. It is recommended that you leave sufficient time between connecting flights to ensure that you do not miss subsequent flights.


COVID-19: INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING OR DEPARTING FROM RWANDA

The following Covid-19 travel guidelines and procedures are in place for travelers, effective immediately. These guidelines will be regularly reviewed and revised in light of health conditions.

ARRIVAL

  • An additional Covid test is no longer required upon arrival at Kigali International Airport
  • Certain meeting venues and national parks require Covid tests. Testing is available at health facilities and other designated sites for 5,000 RWF (or US$5) for rapid antigen tests, and 50,000 RWF (or US$50) for PCR tests (required to access Virunga National Park). Rwandan citizens pay a subsidized cost for PCR tests of 30,000 RWF (or US$30)
  • Face masks are no longer mandatory in Rwanda, but their use is encouraged in public indoor settings.

DEPARTURE

  • A Covid test is no longer a requirement to depart Rwanda by air. However, Covid testing (at own cost) is available for all travelers whose final destination requires one at health centres and other designated sites.
  • All Rwandan travelers aged 12 years and above must show proof of full vaccination before departing Rwanda by air
  • Passengers boarding flights to Kigali must present a negative Covid-19 test (rapid or PCR) taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Children under five (5) years of age do not require a test.
  • The Passenger Locator Form is no longer a requirement before departure

WHAT IMMUNISATIONS AND VACCINATIONS DO I NEED?

All travellers should visit either their personal doctor or a travel health clinic six to eight weeks before departure. Yellow Fever immunisations/vaccinations are compulsory for travel to all areas of Rwanda if you are coming from a nation affected by it.

The following immunisations/vaccinations are recommended for travel to all areas of Rwanda:

  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria prophylaxis (with Lariam, Malarone, or doxycycline)
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid

The following immunisations/vaccinations should be considered for travel to all areas of Rwanda:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

Please consult with your doctor for more specific advice.

REMINDER

The preventive measures announced by the Ministry of Health must be observed by all, especially frequent hand-washing, proper wearing of face masks in public, and maintaining safe physical distance from others (at least one meter apart). For more details about COVID-19 clinical management guidelines, please visit www.rbc.gov.rw.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

• Toll free number: 114

• RBC Medical Team on Duty at Airport 24/7: (+250) 781415724

• Email: covid@rbc.gov.rw

LINKS TO FURTHER INFORMATION

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