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Rwanda to Reopen its Airport on 1 August 2020

On Saturday Rwanda announced that its airport will resume operations on 1st August. It will be ready for commercial flights from different parts of the World.

After confirming their first Covid-19 positive case, Rwanda decided to suspend all incoming and outgoing flights in March, allowing only cargo and emergency flights to operate.

After the announcement, the statement issued by the Ministry of infrastructure required all passengers including those in transit to show proof of a COVID-19 PCR negative test from only certified laboratories. All papers for the tests must indicate that tests were taken within 72 hours of arrival in Rwanda.

To ensure the safety and health of passengers and staff, it is a must to follow the guidelines developed by the Ministry of health and recommendations of the ICAO council on Aviation recovery task-force.

The ministry of health in Rwanda stated that all passengers coming to Rwanda will undergo a second PCR test done before there are approved safe to the public. All results for tests made will be available within a day.

News circulating Rwanda is about reopening its economy after opening tourism activities and resumption of international travel in the mid-June. After opening Kigali Airport all private and chartered flights will operate.

Reopening of Kigali Airport sounds good to the country’s national carrier, Rwanda Air. This company was affected by the disruption of air travel. It even announced in April that it will cut off the net salaries of its staff by between 8 -65 per cent to relieve itself from the adverse effects of the pandemic.

Rwanda is aiming at becoming the regional aviation hub for both passengers and cargo in East Africa.

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