Summary

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Rwanda’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

Rwanda is generally safe and crime levels are relatively low, but street crime does occur. There have been reports of burglary, theft and mugging in Kigali in recent months. You should take precautions with valuables and remain vigilant. See Crime

The security situation near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi remains unstable, and there have been armed attacks in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest and Volcanoes National Parks and neighbouring areas. If you’re travelling near the DRC or Burundi borders, you should be aware of the risk of attacks and Government of Rwanda security operations. Exercise caution and keep up to date with developments on the current situation, including via your tour operator, the local media and this travel advice. See Local travel

Demonstrations may take place during July 2022 in the city of Goma, eastern DRC, against international interests.  British Nationals should remain alert for demonstrations and look to leave any affected areas.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Terrorist attacks in Rwanda can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Visitors should be aware of recent confirmed cases of Ebola in Beni, North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the same province as a previous outbreak. No cases have been reported in Rwanda. See Health