COVID-19: Rwanda no longer risk area – Germany Robert Koch Institute

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 19 June 2020 at 09:12

A Germany renowned Robert Koch Institute says it is no longer considering Rwanda as part of the COVID-19 risk area thanks to several efforts the country deployed to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is the German government’s central scientific institution in the field of biomedicine. It is one of the most influential bodies in Germany’s public health.

The report of the institute informs the Federal Government on the decision to take in regard of incoming travelers from Rwanda.

For travelers entering the Federal Republic of Germany that have been in a risk area at any time within the last 14 days prior to entry are obliged to be quarantined by the responsible federal states.

According to the Institute, the classification as a risk area is based on joint analysis and the decision by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is the German government’s central scientific institution in the field of biomedicine.

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