Rwanda Airport Company has re-opened Kigali International Airport (KIA) for General Aviation purposes with effect from 18 June 2020. Rwanda imposed travel restrictions in March to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
This comes after the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced the reopening of tourism activities effective 17 June 2020. The board also announced the resumption of international travel for charter flights.
In resuming the aviation activities, Rwanda Airports Company announced new health measures that the travellers are required to adhere to. These measures include temperature screening, wearing of a mask, a valid 72hour Covid19 test certificate and all arriving passengers are subject to a Covid19 test upon arrival.
Rwanda Development Board Chief Tourism Officer Belise Kariza said, “Rwanda’s tourism industry is adapting to create a safe environment for travellers and operators, in order to thrive in these unprecedented times. We encourage all travel enthusiasts and nature explorers to take advantage of this unique opportunity to venture out and experience the beauty and adventure that our country has to offer.”
Rwandair remains grounded as the travel restrictions for commercial aviation are still in place. The airline has been conducting cargo and repatriation flights during this period.
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