Covid-19 Travel Update for Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo

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10 September 2021:

UGANDA, RWANDA AND DR CONGO — GENERAL RESTRICTIONS

To enter any of the three countries you will need to have a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of your original flight’s departure. The same applies when flying out.

UGANDA SPECIFICS

Any visitors to Uganda are subjected to self-paid Covid testing (USD 65) when they arrive. The results are known within some hours, so no quarantine is required.

Transport, both private and public, is allowed but social distancing needs to be observed. That means 50% capacity for shared vehicles and the maximum of 3 people in private vehicles.

PCR testing costs USD 100 and solution providers can visit you at your hotel for convenience.

A temperature check is performed before entering national parks and masks are mandatory inside.

The national curfew begins at 7pm and ends at 5:30am. Bars are closed.


RWANDA SPECIFICS

Land borders are closed. Visitors flying in are subjected to self-paid Covid testing (USD 60) on arrival, followed by a self-paid quarantine in designated hotels that can last over 24 hours (children under 5 years are exempt). The quarantine for arrivals from India and Uganda is longer — 7 days.

Transport, both private and public, is allowed but social distancing needs to be observed (75% capacity for shared vehicles).

Rapid tests (USD 5) are required to stay in hotels, but that does not apply to children under 12.

A negative rapid test taken within 72 hours is needed to visit Akagera National Park. For other parks a PCR test is a must.

There are several national park discounts in place till the end of 2022.

The national curfew begins at 9pm (10pm in Kigali, 8pm in some districts most affected by Covid) and ends at 4am. Bars are closed and restaurants operate at 30%-50% capacity.

Face masks are obligatory everywhere.


DR CONGO SPECIFICS

Due to Rwanda’s land border closure, arriving through Rubavu (Gisenyi) or Rusizi (Cyangugu) is not possible at the moment.

In national parks they will measure your temperature, expect a face mask to be worn throughout and disinfect your shoes.

A PCR test costs USD 30 in Bukavu or USD 40 in Goma/Kinshasa.

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