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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 the Rwanda Biomedical Center's designated COVID-19 testing sites. Both Rwandans and foreigners can apply for this service.

The service price is Rwf 30,000 or $30 and is provided by the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC).


  • No Irembo account is required to apply for this service.

  • Rwandan citizens above 18 years should have a national ID number.

  • Rwandan citizens below 18 years should have a Citizen Application Number.

  • Foreigners should have a passport number.

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

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

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

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

  • Applicants above 18 years should have a Rwandan national ID number or passport number.
  • Applicants (child) below 18 years should have a Citizen Application Number.

4. Fill in the Applicant Details and Test Details.

5. Click Next to proceed.

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

7. A billing number/ID (99….) will be generated for payment. Applicants can pay using MTN Mobile Money, Airtel Money, BK App, BK Branches, BK Agents, or pay online using VISA or MasterCard.

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

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