By Joachim Ssembuze
Rwanda national carrier, Rwanda Air has on Friday 8 suspended flights to three South African countries over the prevailing COVID-19 cases in those countries.
In a statement on the airlines official twitter handle, the airlines revealed that suspension of flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lusaka and Harare are with immediate effect and that even Cargo flights are to be affected.
“In a view of the global concerns on COVID variants prevalent throughout southern Africa. Scheduled flights will resume as soon as there is more clarity on the situation,” read the statement.
The airlines however, with apologies appealed to affected customers to rebook and fly at other most convenient times.
“Affected customers can book and fly at a later date at no additional cost or request a refund,” read the statement.
Rwanda is among the countries that have effectively implemented a number of SOPs in prevention of the deadly pandemic among which is a mandatory presentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before boarding a flight.
Upon arrival one is required to go under self-quarantine for seven days and take a free of charge mandatory PCR test at the end of the quarantine period.
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