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Rwanda sets curfew hours at 12a.m, removes quarantine for fully vaccinated passengers

By IGIHE
On 14 October 2021 at 06:21

The Government of Rwanda has eased measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 where curfew hours are set to 12:00 midnight through 4a.m and removed quarantine at hotels upon arrival of fully vaccinated travelers. Arriving and departing passengers at Kigali International Airport will have to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the departure.

Curfew hours previously started from 11p.m through 4.a.m.

The decision is part of resolutions of the cabinet meeting held on Wednesday 13th October 2021.

The cabinet meeting has also resolved that all businesses must close by 11p.m.

As per new measures, public offices will continue with essential staff at no more than 75% capacity while other employees continue working from home on rotational basis.

Private businesses will continue at full capacity and must comply with COVID-19 preventive measures.

Bars shall also continue to resume gradually. Recreation, entertainment facilities are permitted to resume gradually at 50% maximum capacity while customers must be fully vaccinated and should possess negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours.

Among others, all services held at places of worship should not exceed 50% maximum occupancy.

Swimming pools, massage parlors and saunas shall reopen gradually. Customers must be fully vaccinated (except persons under 18 years of age) and should possess negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours.

These measures will take effect nationwide effective from 14th October through 14th November 2021.

Citizens are reminded of the critical importance of complying with health measures including physical distancing, properly wearing face masks and hand hygiene.


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