COVID Protocol Updates

Click on the posts below for updates on COVID-19 protocols in Uganda and Rwanda.

Please understand: CAS cannot be held liable for missed connections or delays due to third party COVID testing delays, internal flight details or road conditions. CAS is not associated with any private or public medical clinics/service providers in Uganda. CAS cannot control government/UWA T&Cs, protocols and requirements; these protocols and terms are subject to change at any time. We strive to keep you updated with the most current information.

13 Jun 2022: Updated Rwanda Entry Requirements

Passengers boarding flights to Kigali must present a negative Covid-19 test (rapid or PCR) taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Children under five (5) years of age do not require a test. The Passenger Locator Form is no longer a requirement before departure. An additional Covid-19 test is no longer required upon […]

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19 May 2022: Rwanda Entry Requirement Update

Info_note_for_passengers_arriving_in_Rwanda (5) 14MAY 2022 Passengers no longer need to take a PCR test prior to their departure for Kigali, a rapid antigen test taken 72 hours before departure is now accepted.  Travellers still have to take a second antigen test at their own expense (US$5) on arrival at Kigali. All travellers arriving and transiting in Rwanda must […]

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Uganda lifts PCR test requirement for vaccinated pax

Uganda’s MOH announced yesterday (27 April 2022) that the requirement for a negative PCR test for all incoming and departing travelers is suspended with immediate effect for those who are fully vaccinated, except where it is a requirement of the destination country or the airline carrier. CAS can to arrange for rapid antigen tests ($45 […]

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Rwanda update: Land Borders Reopen

Land borders between Rwanda and Uganda have reopened.  All pax will be tested using RT-PCR and rapid tests on arrival, PCR test results will be fast tracked. We are awaiting full details on testing timing and protocols.  For those travelers exiting Uganda and entering Rwanda, the PCR exit test for Uganda is still required and […]

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05 Mar 2022 – Rwanda Entry Requirement Update

Please note there was an update from RBC on Covid requirements on 05 March 2022, please see link below: Passenger locator form to be completed 72 hours prior to arrival and upload negative Covid test results – the on-arrival test can be pre-paid online, if preferred. On arrival PCR test and Rapid test is now […]

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16 Feb 2022 – Suspension of On-Arrival Testing at EBB

The MOH announced today, 16 Feb 2022, that the mandatory Covid-19 testing of all incoming travelers at Entebbe International Airport has been stopped effective from today. The suspension of this testing was due to the decline in positive cases identified at the airport and the reduction in global threat of new variants of concern and […]

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HealthDesk Form instructions for On-Arrival Covid testing in Entebbe

Uganda requires all arrivals to take a PCR Covid-19 test at EBB International Airport. All arriving passengers (including children above 6 years) irrespective of vaccination status or country of origin, will be required to undertake a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at the Airport. This is in addition to the negative PCR test certificate […]

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Rwanda Update: On-Arrival Testing continues, quarantine in Kigali is waived

In a statement issued by the RDB o n02 Feb 2022, quarantine/self-isolation in Kigali area hotels is no longer required on arrival in Rwanda. A negative RT PCR Covid-19 test is still required 72 hrs prior to arrival, as well as an On-Arrival PCR and rapid antigen test, however once negative results are received, travelers […]

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Gatuna/Katuna RW/UG border set to reopen 31 Jan 2022

In a press release today, Rwanda announced that the border crossing at Gatuna (Rwanda) and Katuna (Uganda) is planned to reopen from the 31st of January 2022. Incidentally, this is the land border that is primarily for commercial goods and is closest to Akagera NP, it is not the border crossing used for accessing Kigali […]

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27 Jan 2022: Rwanda Entry Update

Please see the link below for updated entry/testing requirements for Rwanda. We are anticipating further updates from the RDB on quarantine requirements for testing on arrival. Please watch this space.  No updates to testing requirements for primate visits –  a negative PCR tests 24hrs before entering the parks is still required and coordinated by Classic […]

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10 Jan 2022: Rwanda entry requirements update

For further information on current entry/testing requirements for Rwanda, please see the link below.   Info_note_for_passengers_arriving_in_Rwanda 10JAN2022 (1)   Contact Mandy with additional questions: mandy@classicafricasafaris.travel

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16 DEC 2021: Rwanda Covid Entry Requirement update

CAS Rwanda received this late-breaking update today. We are awaiting full details and will provide those asap – including cost of tests, if required before each gorilla trek, if daily regardless of length of safari, etc. Please check back there for continued updates or contact Mandy@classicafricasafaris.travel for information on your specific booking.   Dear Tourism […]

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