Rwanda Visa & Travel Requirments

Rwanda Women performing Intore dances

1. Rwanda Entry Requirments
You have 2 Options to choose from:
- Rwanda Visa: Since January 2018, nationals of all countries will receive a visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders. A single-entry tourist visa costs US $50 and is valid for 30 days.

If your country is a member of Africa Union, Commonwealth and La Francophonie will receive their visas on arrival and the visas fees will be waived for a visit of 30 days.

- East African Tourist Visa: For those visting more than one country in this region, the East African visa will be the perfect solution. It is valid in 3 countries: Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya and it offers ease of travel around the region. 

Ask the Immigration officer on your arrival for an East African visa. The Cost is US $ 100 and is valid for 90 days. 

Important: The East African visa is not valid in Tanzania and the East-African visa can only be delivered by the first country of the East African Community visited. 

2. Health Requirments:
- Covid 19:
The on-going Covid pandemic has changed travel globally and Rwanda is no exception. As a new requirement, every person planning to visit Rwanda must complete the Public Health Passenger Locator form.
You will find it here:

On arrival, he/she must present a negative COVID-PCR test result from a certified laboratory taken within 72 hours of departure.

On arrival in Rwanda, a second PCR test will be conducted at their designated hotel at cost of US $ 60. The results of this test will be available within 24 hours. During the waiting period, the visitor will be isolated at their hotel.
All visitors are required to take a Covid test before departure.

- Gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking: As long as the Covid Pandemic lasts, unless otherwise instructed by the organizations in charge of national parks (RDB in Rwanda and UWA in Uganda), visits to gorillas and chimpanzees can only be carried out during the 72 hours of validity of the "negative test. ". Magic Safaris is monitoring the situation on site and will advise of any changes at the appropriate time.

- Remark: There have been several developments since the breakout of the pandemic. A vaccine has been found and we believe that as people around gets vaccinated against the coronavirus, these travel requirements will change.

- Yellow fever certificate: All visitors are still required to have yellow fever vaccination. This applies regardless of where they are arriving from. The vaccination must have been administered at least 10 days before arrival. Travellers arriving without a certificate of inoculation may be required to have the injection at the point of entry at their own costs or may be refused entry.

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Milan Kundera
Czech writer