17 hotels designated for international travelers awaiting COVID-19 results

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 31 July 2020 at 09:38

The Rwanda BiomedicaL Center (RBC) has announced 17 hotels that are allowed to accommodate people entering the country, where they will be quarantined as they are examined for any sign of the COVID-19 infection; those found with the virus will be immediately placed under treatment.

On August 1, as all flights resume, only travellers that have been tested within 72 hours (at least three days) by approved laboratories and are found not carrying COVID-19, are allowed to enter Rwanda.

Upon arrival, travellers will be immediately re-tested, then sent at one of the 17 selected hotels where they will remain for 24 hours as they await their test results.

Medical doctors will also be available on call at a consultation fee of $ 10, in addition to the $ 50 they will be paying for the COVID-19 test.

“The Government of Rwandan has negotiated special rates at the designated hotels for the waiting period. Should a guest wish to remain in the hotel after receiving negative test results, they are welcome to extend their stay at the applicable hotel rates.”

According to the statement, the negotiated hotel rate is on full board basis, including three meals and if a guest takes less than the three meals there will be no refund provided to them; any extras will be paid separately upon order.

The price varies from $ 200 for resident in the Kigali Marriott Hotel to $ 40 which is the lowest rate and applicable for those that will choose to be staying in the Greenwich Hotel, Remera.

“We encourage passengers to have international travel insurance.” Said RBC

Travellers are strongly encouraged to observe all preventive measures announced by the Ministry of Health; these include frequent hand-washing, proper wearing of face masks in public and maintaining safe physical distance from others (at least on meter apart).

Designated transit hotels:

1. Kigali Marriott Hotel: USD 200
2. Radisson Blu Hotel: USD 170
3. Kigali Serena: USD 170
4. Hotel des Milles Collines: USD 150
5. Grand Legacy Hotel: USD 140
6. Lemigo: USD 140
7. Gorillas Golf: USD 130
8. Park Inn by Radisson: USD 120
9. Ubumwe Grande Hotel: USD 100
10. Karisimbi Hotel: USD 90
11. Hotel Villa Portofino: USD 70
12. Dove Hotel: USD 70
13. The Nest Kigali: USD 65
14. Quiet Haven Hotel: USD 60
15. Great Season Hotel: USD 60
16. The Mirror Hotel: USD 50


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