Rwanda to open airports on Aug.1

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Rwandan airports will reopen for scheduled commercial flight operations on Aug.1, 2020, the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure said on Saturday.

To ensure the safety of passengers, crews and staff, airport operations will adhere to guidelines developed by the Ministry of Health and recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council on Aviation Recovery Taskforce, the statement said.

All passengers including those in transit will be required to show proof of COVID-19 PCR negative test from a certified laboratory taken with 72 hours of arriving in Rwanda, the ministry said.

It added that 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.

Rwanda suspended arriving and departing commercial passenger flights on March 20 to curb the spread of COVID-19.

On June 18, Kigali International Airport, the country’s main airport opened to tourists travelling on charter planes.

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