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    Default Tanzania/Rwanda Border Closed For Overlanding

    I'm not certain if any members are planning to travel to Rwanda from Tanzania via road. I've just seen this on the Overlanding Africa FB page, 7 hours ago

    "Just for info. We tried to cross into Rwanda from Tanzania today. We were denied entry being tourists and the border is only open for goods. Immigration was super helpful, but even with a letter from the Rwandan HC in Lusaka the answer was no. No Covid tests at the border now, only at the airport for tourists.
    Mind you hundreds of truck drivers were going in based on a body temperature check. Doesn't make sense to me."

    Apparently this has been the situation for the past 9 months or so. I have not found any clarity on Rwanda/Uganda borders although it appears Rwanda is closed to overlanders. So if anyone is planning an overland trip through these border posts it is a good idea to check in advance.

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    Default Re: Tanzania/Rwanda Border Closed For Overlanding

    All Rwanda land borders have been closed for some months - except for returning Rwandan citizens, legal residents and transport of necessary goods.

    I find it extraordinary that the person posting on FB was surprised when they were turned away at the border. It is now even more important that travellers keep abreast of news.

    They were lucky that Tanzania is in denial about Coronavirus and that they were allowed back into Tanzania.

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    Default Re: Tanzania/Rwanda Border Closed For Overlanding

    Quote Originally Posted by Wazungu Wawili View Post
    I find it extraordinary that the person posting on FB was surprised when they were turned away at the border. It is now even more important that travellers keep abreast of news.
    Hi WW, actually the originator of this post did what he considered necessary checks but the Rwanadan High Commission in Lusaka gave him wrong advice.

    "We asked at the Rwandan High Commision in Lusaka. They told us it would be no problem to enter."

    I see that RSA have now closed all their land borders for 1 month, I suspect others will follow suit, just as well we are delaying out return
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