Rwanda to open airport for Tourism after Covid-19 Lockdown
Rwanda to open airport for tourism after covid-19 lockdown. As the world comes to terms with COVID-19 and tries to figure out how to live with the Coronavirus, and as the health sector scrambles to find a vaccine. Countries have to adapt to the new normal and figure out how to live with the virus. Countries are trying to ease on their lockdown rules and there are measures that have been tried and tested using the residents of those countries.
It is therefore based on these measures that Rwanda and Kenya in Eastern Africa, are planning to open their airports on the 1st of August 2020. Therefore come 1st August, tourists will be allowed join some of the organised gorilla trekking tours, or even Rwanda Safaris. However before you are allowed entry, rules have been put in place to prevent the further spread of the virus.
What You should Know before You travel to Rwanda for a Safari post COVID-19
- All Rwanda national parks, have will be open for tourists both the local tourists and international Tourists. Rwanda has three national parks ad there include; Akagera, Nyungwe and Volcanoes national park. The most popular park which is also home to the mountain gorillas will also be open for gorilla trekking.
- Vehicles of tour operators are supposed to carry people at half capacity, as a way of keeping the social distance during the transits. They should also sanitize the touchable surfaces to reduce the spread of the virus.
- A Covid_19 negative PCR test will be required for all travellers both in Transit and also intending to enter Rwanda. The test should have been taken within the last 72 hours. Those visiting Rwanda will be admitted another test and results provided after 24hours, before they are allowed to go further on a Rwanda safari. Tourists will pay for their own accommodation expenses as they wait for the second results. Once you are found Negative you will then be allowed to proceed on your Rwanda safari.
- Masks are to be worn at all times, especially if you are in Public places or places that are accessed by many people. If you do not wear a mask, you might be fined.
- Washing Hands; Washing Hands at all entry points as provided by any site or places you intend to Visit. This is another way of reducing the spread of the Virus.
- Temperature Checks: Your temperature will be taken at all times, especially at the entry points. This is a way of keeping track of your temperature with reference to the symptoms and signs of COVI-19.
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As we move forward, these rules will loosen. With hope that a vaccine is found then you will not be required to show your COVID-19 negative PCR test in the near future. But in the meantime adjust to the new normal, and enjoy your visit to Rwanda.
Other countries that are considering opening borders, in Eastern Africa include Uganda and Burundi in the near future. So anytime soon, you will be able to maximize use of the East African tourism visa, such that you can visit or enjoy a Uganda safari, Kenya Safari and Rwanda safari all at once.