The Latest Government COVID-19 Preventive Measures

On 22st September 2021, the government reviewed and issued new COVID-19 preventive measures. The new measures issued will take effect from 23rd September and will last till 13th October 2021, where the cabinet will review them upon a health assessment.

Below are the updated government measures.

  • Movements are prohibited between 11:00 pm and 04:00 am in the city of Kigali. For the rest of the country, movements are prohibited between 9 pm, and 4 am with businesses closing by 8 pm. However, for districts including Burera, Gicumbi, Kirehe, Ngoma, Nyagatare, Nyamasheke, Nyaruguru and Rwamagana where movements are prohibited between 8 pm and 4 am, and businesses close by 7 pm.
  • Public and private offices will continue with essential staff but not exceeding 75% capacity while other employees continue to work from home. Private business also resumed with essential staff not exceeding 75%
  • Physical conferences are allowed but should not exceed 50% of venue capacity, and event organizers must comply with all COVID-19 preventive measures, including a negative COVID-19 test results required for all participants taken within 72 hours before the meeting.
  • Arriving passengers at the airport must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.
  • Public transport will continue to operate at 75% capacity with strict adherence to the health guidelines (social distancing, open bus windows for proper ventilation, and proper mask-wearing). Motos and bicycles will continue to comply strictly with the health guidelines (disinfecting passenger’s helmets).
  • Malls and markets will continue to operate with only essential vendors not exceeding 50% capacity of registered traders.
  • Tourism will continue with strict adherence to COVID-19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators, and transport services assisting guests.
  • Individual and non-contact sports activities will continue with strict adherence to health guidelines. Gyms and fitness centers will continue progressively while adhering to detailed guidelines from the Ministry of Sports.
  • Events and gatherings, including concerts, festivals, and exhibitions, will be held in designated or approved venues such as outdoor tents will continue. All participants must be vaccinated and test possess negative COVID 19 test results taken within 72 hours before the event
  • Gaming activities shall resume gradually while adhering to detailed guidelines from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

These measures will be reviewed after two weeks upon a health assessment. For more detailed COVID-19 measures, visit: Office of the Prime Minister