Current travel advisories for Rwanda

Last Update: Monday, 17. May 2021 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Rwanda.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.4 / 5

Rwanda is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with around 11 million citizens and a land mass of 26,338 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 4.2 / 5

Rwanda shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Burundi (4.8), Democratic Republic of the Congo (4.0), Tanzania with (4.0) and Uganda with (4.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 25,652 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 338 reported deaths associated with the disease in Rwanda.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/rwanda

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/rwanda-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise Increased caution in Rwanda due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Rwanda due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Rwanda. Exercise Increased Caution in: The Rwanda-Burundi border due to armed conflict. The Rwanda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border due to armed conflict. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/RW

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Säkerhetsläget i Rwanda är relativt stabilt. Det finns risk för terrorattacker. Undvik folksamlingar. Undvik onödiga resor till gränszonerna mot Burundi, Uganda och Demokratiska republiken Kongo. Striderna i Demokratiska republiken Kongo påverkar tidvis också Rwanda. Anlita endast en känd resebyrå om du tänker besöka en naturpark.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/rwanda

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/rwanda

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
You must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours before arrival. You'll undergo further screening measures on arrival, including a second COVID-19 test, wait for results in a designated transit hotel and then self-quarantine for seven days on release. Departing travellers must present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of travel. Restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 are still in place throughout the country, including specific measures in Kigali. A curfew is in place across the country and face masks must be worn. Follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Rwanda due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 11 million
Covering landmass
26,338 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Franc (RWF)
ISO 2-Letter Code
RW
Phone prefix
+250
Top Level Domain
.rw
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Rwanda (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Rwanda.

Is Rwanda safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Rwanda. The risk index is at 3.4 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Rwanda?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for Rwanda.

What countries does Rwanda share land borders with?

Rwanda shares land borders with 4 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Burundi (4.8), Democratic Republic of the Congo (4.0), Tanzania with (4.0) and Uganda with (4.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!