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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Kigali, Rwanda – updates and restrictions


Located in Rwanda, the city of Kigali has a population of 745.3K. The latest data indicates 132,480 cases of Covid-19 infection in Rwanda as of September 15, 2022 ,with 1,466 deaths. This represents a 45 percent increase from August 20, 2021, when 1,005 people died and 82,215 cases were registered, and a 3,086 percent increase from November 18, 2020, when 46 people were died and 5,543 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Kigali.

Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Schools in Kigali are open and there are no disciplinary restrictions on learning in classrooms.

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

All employers except essential ones (e.g. grocery stores, doctors) must close or permit working from home

Cancellation of public events and shows

745.3K residents who live in Kigali

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

745.3K residents who live in Kigali

Gatherings can be held in Kigali without restriction

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

Kigali's authorities require that the public transportation system be closed or most citizens prohibited from using it

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

745.3K residents who live in Kigali

No order to remain at home in Kigali

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Foreign travelers are not subject to any restrictions



Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction November 18, 2020 August 20, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

Close all or some levels of educational institutions (ex. just high school, or only public schools)

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

No Changes

Cancellation of public events and shows

All public events must be cancelled

The Kigali authorities recommend canceling public events

Restrictions on gatherings

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

No Changes

Public transportation shuts down

The authorities recommend closing routes, reducing volumes, or reducing transportation methods

No Changes

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

Require the individual to not leave the house, at the exception of daily exercise, grocery shopping, and essential trips

No Changes

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Quarantine arrivals into Kigali from all, some, or most of the regions

No Changes



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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