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How to Book an Appointment for a COVID-19 Test

This service enables applicants (Rwandans and foreigners) to book a time slot to get tested at Rwanda Biomedical Center's designated COVID-19 testing sites. Both Rwandans and foreigners can apply for this service. 

The service’s price is Rwf 30,000 or $30 for Rwandans and Rwf 50,000 or $50 for Foreigners. It is provided by Rwanda Biomedical Center. 


  • Applicants with or without an Irembo account can apply for this service.

  • Click here to find out how to create an account on IremboGov.

  • Rwandan citizens above 16 years should have a Rwandan National ID number.

  • Rwandan citizens below 16 years should have a Citizen Application number. You can contact the sector office where the child is registered to provide the child application number.

  • Foreigners should have a passport number and mention their nationality.

  • Applicants should have a valid phone number, email address, or both.

Follow these simple steps to book an appointment for Covid-19 test: 

  1. Visit Irembo and under Health, click on Covid-19 Test

  1. Select the preferred currency (USD or RWF).

  1. Choose who you are applying for: Self or Child and click Apply

  • Applicants above 16 years should have a Rwandan National ID number or passport number.

  • Applicants (child) below 16 years should have a Citizen Application number.

  1. Once you click on Apply

  • For a Self application, enter your identification number (National Id for Rwandans and Passport number for Foreigners) and the details will be displayed on the right side of the page.

  • For a Child application, enter the child id and the child details will appear on the right side of the page.

  1. Fill in the Test details (Test center, date, and time). 

  2. Click Next to proceed. 

  1. Verify that the information is true, enter phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click Submit

  2. A billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment, Click Pay.

  3. Applicants choose the mode of payment: offline (MTN, Airtel, or BK) or online (Visa or MasterCard). For more information about payment modes, click here.

NOTE: After applying and successfully paying via IremboGov, the Applicant receives a confirmation notification and goes for testing at the selected test center. After the test, the applicant can find their results here.

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