Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
Exercise normal precautions in Rwanda. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Exercise Increased Caution in:
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Rwanda:
Rwanda-Burundi Border—Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
The Nyungwe Forest National Park abuts the border with Burundi. Borders may not be clearly marked. It is required to obtain permits from the Rwanda Development Board prior to entry. Relations between Burundi and Rwanda are tense and there have been cross-border incursions and armed clashes.
Rwanda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Border—Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Armed rebel and militia groups operate in DRC’s North and South Kivu provinces and Virunga Park. Borders may not be clearly marked and there have been cross-border incursions and armed clashes. It is required to obtain permits from the Rwanda Development Board prior to entry to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, which is adjacent to Virunga Park.
Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with updates to the Risk Indicators.