Covid-19 Travel Guide

Here is the is The guide to Travel in Rwanda

National Park Regulations

View all rules and regulation for parks

Entry to Akagera National park 
Rule 1

All domestic visitors are expected to present a COVID19 negative result from a test obtained within 72 hours of arrival at the park entrance. Rapid Test is accepted

Rule 2

Contact us for bookings and payment. We will issue an invoice with online payment options.

Rule 3

Make a payment for the COVID-19 test,($10) directly either through Irembo, bank transfer (Bank of Kigali Acc no: 000420067869424-RWF) or Mobile Money (*182*8*1*029729#).

Rule 4 sends the proof of payment for the COVID test and the park booking to the RDB reservations office so they can schedule an appointment 3 days prior to your visit.

Rule 5
  • International tourists will be tested for COVID19 on arrival in Rwanda and are not be required to be tested again before visiting Akagera provided they are on an itinerary taking them around the country. International tourists should show their negative test result certificate.
  • Driver-guides or family residing in Rwanda accompanying international tourists will still require the test 72 hours before visiting the park.
  • If tourists are staying outside, but in the vicinity of, Akagera National Park they are able to enter on consecutive days, going beyond 72 hours since their test, provided their first entry is within 72 hours of the test and they are not traveling elsewhere in between.
  • All visitors are expected to adhere to social distancing measures within public spaces including campsites and picnic areas
  • All visitors are expected to wear masks at all times
  • All visitors will be temperature screened on arrival at the park entrance with the following information recorded for contact tracing if required; date, time, name, temperature reading, phone number and district of residence. If anyone presents with a high temperature (above 37.6 C), they and any other members of their group will be unable to enter the park
  • Vehicle tires and tourist footwear must go through a disinfection bath at the entrance
  • Tourists and tour operator vehicles should carry hand sanitizers in their vehicles
  • A limited number of people will be able to enter the café, stand at the reception desk or enter the curio shop at one time. Signage and floor markings will help to direct visitors
  • Visitors are expected to use the handwashing stations at all entrance points to the public spaces
  • All visitors are encouraged to complete guest registration and indemnity forms in advance and bring with them to the park. Here you can find the links to the indemnity and guest registration forms. Please contact us if you have any questions about these forms.
  • All visitors are encouraged to make use of cashless transaction methods. (We help you with online payments)
Entry to Volcanoes National park 
Rule 1

A SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) negative test certificate is required prior to entering Volcanoes National Park, Gishwati-Mukura National Park, When you come into contact with the mountain gorillas, you will be obliged to wear a mask.

Entry to Nyungwe National park 
Rule 1

All domestic tourists visiting Nyungwe National park are expected to test negative 48 hours prior to visiting the park.

Rule 2

All International tourists are expected to test Negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours prior to their arrival in Rwanda and will take a second covid-19 test upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, prior to visiting any other attraction.

Rule 3

All guests are expected to ensure the correct use of masks at all times.Surgical face masks are recommended 

Rule 4

All guests are expected to wash their hands at handwashing stations set up at all entry points 

Rule 5

All guests are expected to adhere to social distancing measures of at least 1-2 meters. Signage and floor marking will help direct and inform the guests within public spaces.

Rule 6

Visitors are required to carry hand sanitizers while visiting the park.

Rule 7

Tourists are required to fill out and sign guest registration and indemnity forms, downloadable at and submit the forms electronically to the

Rule 8

All visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 10 meters at all times while visiting primates in Nyungwe National park.

Rule 9

For chimpanzees,a  group of 8 tourists will be permitted for a maximum of 1 hour for every visit.


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