Jambojet Managing Director, Ndegwa Karanja has said that with the stringent Covid-19 travel regulations in the two countries, the carrier does not plan to resume flights in those destinations soon as demand for air travel has also dropped.
Uganda demands all passengers going to Entebbe to take a second PCR test upon arrival, regardless of vaccination status except children under six years and airline crew.
Tests cost $30 (Sh3, 352) and are conducted at the airport, implying that travellers will have to incur additional costs to enter the country.
Speaking to Business Daily , Ndegwa said: “We may not want to go in markets full of travel restrictions such as Entebbe and Rwanda any time soon. The two nations are still implementing tough Covid-19 travel restrictions.”
As per current guidelines in Rwanda, if a passenger tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival or during his/her time in Rwanda even if you are fully vaccinated, the severity symptoms determines whether you are isolated in a government-run treatment center or a hotel at your own cost.
Ndegwa explained that the tough travel restrictions in the two countries have seen demand for air travel dropping.
A subsidiary of Kenya Airways, Jambojet expanded footprint to Rwanda beginning with its maiden flight on the evening of Monday 25th November 2019.
It was established in April 2014, as the first low cost local airline in Kenya.