Rwanda is allowed to resume flights to Europe along with Albania, Australia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United States of America and China which is subject to confirmation of reciprocity.
The statement released by the European Union Council yesterday indicates that the list will continue to be reviewed every two weeks.
The council also urged member states to gradually lift the travel restrictions at the external borders for citizens from selected countries.
Rwanda’s national flight carrier, RwandAir operates flights in different countries of Europe including Belgium and England.
Despite the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Rwanda has heightened response to the pandemic where the prevalence of new infections is at 6% while the rate of deaths stands at 1.3%.
Rwanda is among African countries that have been providing regular updates on status of the pandemic.
The country confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 30048 people have been tested positive of whom 26 393 recovered, 3277 are active cases, 16 are critically ill while 378 have succumbed to the virus.
A total of 390, 339 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation program on 5th March 2021.