Rwanda Reopens For Tourism
Last week there were protocols laid out (Read Them Here) on how tourism activities will be conducted when the country reopens.
Today the Rwanda Development Board has confirmed reopening of the tourism activities in the COuntry on 17th June 2020. This comes in when the tourism industry in East Africa has been hit hard by COVID 19.
The Board has also confirmed the resumption of local and international charter flights to Rwanda. It is the peak season in East Africa, it will benefit the country and the tourism industry to rise up again.
‘Together with the private sector, RDB is offering attractive all-inclusive tourism packages for Rwandans and foreign residents. These packages have been designed to showcase Rwanda’s remarkable leisure and recreational experiences, from adventures in the mountains, to memorable excursions in serene landscapes, and a taste of our lively cities.’ By the Board
Commenting on the reopening, Belise Kariza, the Chief Tourism Officer at RDB said:
“Rwanda’s tourism industry is adapting to create a safe environment for travelers and operators, in order to thrive in these unprecedented times. We encourage all travel enthusiasts and nature explorers to take advantage of this unique opportunity to venture out and experience the beauty and adventure that our country has to offer.”
Promotional offers are available until 31st December 2020 in Rwanda National Parks:
- Gorilla permits are now available for USD 200 for Rwandans & EAC nationals residing in Rwanda, and USD 500 for foreign residents.
- Special packages are available for groups, families, and corporates on other products in Volcanoes and Nyungwe National Parks.
Specific precautionary measures are as follows:
- Domestic tourists visiting Nyungwe and Volcanoes National Parks are required to test negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to visiting these attractions. A private test center has been set up at Petit Stade, Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali, by appointment only. Other test centers outside Kigali will be communicated as demand grows.
- All visitors traveling by charter flights are expected to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to arrival. Tourists will take a second COVID-19 test prior to visiting any tourist attraction.
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