Rwanda’s airports will reopen for scheduled commercial flight operations on August 1, 2020, Rwandese Ministry of Infrastructure has announced.
In a public statement, the Ministry revealed that this measure will allow all domestic, regional and international flights to resume.
“All passengers, including those in transit, will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 PCR negative test from a certified laboratory taken within 72 hours of arriving in Rwanda,” said the Ministry.
The Ministry added that to ensure the safety and health of passengers, crews and staff, airport operations will adhere to guidelines developed by the Ministry of Health and recommendations of the ICAO Council on Aviation Recovery Taskforce.
Recently, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), announced the reopening of tourism activities as well as the recommencement of international travel for charter flights, effective June 17 2020.
Commenting on the reopening, Chief Tourism Officer at RDB, Belise Kariza said Rwanda’s tourism industry was adapting to create a safe environment for travelers and operators, in order to thrive in these unprecedented times.