Rwanda to re-open Airports beginning next month

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Airports in Rwanda to re-open August 1st; Courtesy Photo

Rwanda’s Airports will re-open for commercial flight operations on 1st August 2020.

However, airport operations will adhere to strict guidelines developed by the Ministry of Health.

According to the Rwandan ministry of Infrastructure, all passengers including those in transit, will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 PVR negative test from a certified laboratory taken 72 hours of arriving in Rwanda.

“For passengers entering Rwanda, a second PCR test will be conducted upon arrival, with results delivered within 24 hours during which they will be confined in designated hotels at their own cost” the Rwandan government said in a statement issued on Saturday.

By Saturday, Rwanda had registered 1,081 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 512 recoveries and 3 deaths.

The re-opening of airports in Rwanda follows a series of actions taken by the Kigali government to ease the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

On 4th May, government allowed Rwandan people to go back to work under a set of guidelines which it said were subject to review after 15 days upon a health assessment.

Business operations, public and private transport, markets, individual sporting activities were opened, but borders and airports, schools and places of worship remained closed.

In the Liberation Day message he delivered today, Rwandan president Gen. Paul Kagame said the coronavirus pandemic is a test to Rwandans and another struggle they must win.

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