RBC introduces new travel guidelines ahead of CHOGM | The new times


The Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) has released the new guidelines for air travel passengers ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) due to take place in Rwanda from June 20-25.

Since June 12, according to RBC, a new development for the inbound passenger locator form is no longer required, as well as the Covid-19 test for leaving Rwanda by air.

The guidelines state that all CHOGM delegates prior to departure to their country must have registered for accreditation and present a past negative test 72 hours before traveling to Kigali.

Additionally, upon arrival, Covid-19 tests for the Head of State, as well as their spouses, will be carried out by their respective medical teams while other delegates will be tested free of charge at selected test sites as badges delegates will not work. without Covid-19 test results.

Currently, 40 Heads of Government have confirmed their attendance at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Sites designated for testing include BK Arena, Marriott, Radisson Blu Hotel, Park Inn and Serena and Mille Collines.

For other travelers who are not CHOGM delegates, prior to departure, those over the age of five, are all required to present negative tests passed no more than 72 hours.

Additionally, the new guidelines state that upon arrival, the additional Covid-19 test is no longer required at the international airport.

However, some meeting places and national parks have required Covid-19 tests. The tests are available in health facilities, among other places.

In addition, all Rwandan travelers aged 12 and above present proof of full vaccination prior to departure.

RBC reminds all passengers in general that face masks are no longer mandatory, but their use is encouraged in indoor public places.

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