Reconsider travel to 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 3 Travel Health Notice for Rwanda due to COVID-19.
Rwanda has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of air borders) and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Rwanda. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Rwanda.
Exercise Increased Caution in:
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If you decide to travel to Rwanda:
Rwanda-Burundi Border—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—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 with updates to COVID-19 information.