COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  10/2022

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens?  No
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Rwanda? Yes
    • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes for rapid antigen tests
    • U.S. citizens should consult the Rwanda Biomedical Center’s (RBC) for information about all testing requirements, to include arrival and departure. Their website is here.
    • RBC offers rapid antigen testing without appointment at dozens of accredited private hospitals/clinics throughout Rwanda. Rapid antigen tests cost approximately $5 (RWF 5,000). A complete list of accredited private clinics offering this service is found here. Rapid antigen test results are available shortly after the sample is taken and are delivered in person and/or via text message.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Rwanda approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Rwanda for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • U.S. citizens should refer to the Rwanda Biomedical Center’s (RBC) website here for locations of vaccination sites across Rwanda.
  • Which vaccines are available in Rwanda? Rwanda has several WHO-approved vaccines.
  • Rwandan citizens and residents must be fully vaccinated in order to access public places (including public transport).
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Local Resources:

  • Additional information about COVID-19 in Rwanda can be found at the Rwanda Biomedical Center’s
  • Contact Information for RBC:
    • Toll free number: 114
    • RBC Medical Team on Duty at Airport 24/7: +250-78-141-5724
    • E-mail:
  • Other links: