The Government of Tanzania lifted the suspension on international flights to Tanzania and several airlines have scheduled international flights beginning June 2020.  Therefore, Tanzania is now accepting tourists under normal and regular ‘pre-covid’ border rules. No mandatory quarantine period is currently in place, however temperature checks, mask wearing, and social distancing is in effect.The government of Tanzania has stated it has an enhanced screening policy for all incoming tourists, which includes a health questionnaire and temperature checks. There is no mandatory testing upon arrival unless, but you may be subject to a rapid test if you are showing symptoms.After you arrive into Tanzania they are asking tourists to wash their hands frequently, stay at least 1-metre away from others, and wear face masks. Tourists are also asked to give information about their accommodation during their stay.There is no mandatory 14-day isolation or quarantine period for travellers into Tanzania.

You can read this detailed government document about health and safety for tourists and tourism service providers.


Rwanda has announced the reopening of tourism activities as well as the resumption of international travel for charter flights, effective 17 June 2020, With the well-being of all travellers put as top priority and therefore a robust health and safety guidelines have been put in place.Together with the private sector, RDB is offering attractive all-inclusive tourism packages for Rwandans and foreign residents. These packages have been designed to showcase Rwanda’s remarkable leisure and recreational experiences, from adventures in the mountains, to memorable excursions in serene landscapes, and a taste of our lively cities. Commenting on the reopening, Belise Kariza, the Chief Tourism Officer at RDB said: “Rwanda’s tourism industry is adapting to create a safe environment for travelers and operators, in order to thrive in these unprecedented times. We encourage all travel enthusiasts and nature explorers to take advantage of this unique opportunity to venture out and experience the beauty and adventure that our country has to offer.”

Promotional offers are available until 31st December 2020 in all  National Parks:

  • Gorilla permits are now available at USD 200 for Rwandans & EAC nationals residing in Rwanda, USD 500 for foreign residents and USD 1,500 for international tourists coming with charter flights.
  • Special packages are available for groups, families and corporates on other products in Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Parks.

Specific precautionary measures are as follows:

  • Domestic tourists visiting Nyungwe and Volcanoes National Parks are required to test negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to visiting these attractions. A private test center has been set up at Petit Stade, Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali, by appointment only. Other test centers outside Kigali will be communicated as demand grows.
  • All visitors travelling by charter flights are expected to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to arrival. Tourists will take a second COVID-19 test prior to visiting any tourist attraction.