Panafrican News Agency

RwandAir to resume flights to 7 African cities, Dubai on Saturday

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's national carrier RwandAir is set to resume its international commercial flights on Saturday to seven African destinations and Dubai, UAE the airline said in a report obtained on Wednesday by PANA in Kigali

Rwanda closed its borders on 20 March due to the coronavirus.

The African cities the airline is targeting in the first week are: Cotonou (Benin), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Douala (Cameroon), Libreville (Gabon), Lusaka (Zambia) and Nairobi (Kenya).

The airline will also fly to Dubai, UAE, where visa restrictions have been lifted, but a COVID-19 test must be conducted within 96 hours before departure and negative test certificate be made available on demand.

The resumption of RwandAir flights is the latest by Rwanda to gradually reopen its economy following an announcement in mid-June that saw the re-opening of tourism activities and resumption of international travel for charter flights.

Rwanda Airports Company has so far opened the Kigali International Airport for private and chartered flights.

-0- PANA TWA/MA 29July2020