Rwanda - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

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No restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS. No HIV testing on entry.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Rwanda

There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS. Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country. Foreigners with HIV are not subject to specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

(Sources: 1, 2)

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Rwanda.

(Source: 3)


HIV treatment information for Rwanda

  • no source

    HIV information / HIV NGOs in Rwanda

    Updated information is available through the aidsmap search engine at


    Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

    The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

    Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at



    1. German Embassy, Kigali, no date
    2. Embassy of Rwanda, Bonn, 7 January 2000
    3. U.S. Department Of State; Bureau of Consular Affairs; / March 22, 2018; consulted July 9, 2018


    updated: 7/9/2018
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