Rwanda government has announced that its will reopen its airports for scheduled commercial flight operations from August 1, 2020.
The Ministry of Infrastructure in a statement said that all passengers, including those in transit, will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 PCR negative test from a certified laboratory. The papers of tests must indicate that they were taken within 72 hours of arrival in Rwanda.
“To ensure the safety and health of passengers, crew and staff, airport operations will adhere to guidelines developed by the Ministry of Health and recommendations of the ICAO Council on Aviation Recovery Taskforce,” the ministry said.
“For passengers entering Rwanda, a second PCR test will be conducted upon arrival, with results delivered within 24 hours during which time they will remain in designated hotels at own cost,” the ministry stated.
Rwanda had suspended all commercial passenger flights, only allowing essential flights to operate, due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 20 2020.
The news is the latest move by Rwanda to gradually reopen its economy following an announcement in mid-June that saw the re-opening of tourism activities and a resumption of international travel for charter flights.