RwandAir is to suspend flights with immediate effect between the Rwandan capital,
Kigali, and the Chinese city of Guangzhou. The decision will be reviewed later in
The move follows the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International
Concern by the World Health Organisation, the WHO, in relation to the coronavirus
Affected passengers will be re-routed, refunded or allowed to change their tickets to a
later date. Flights from Kigali to Mumbai will continue as per schedule.
The Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority is in the process of notifying other airlines
entering Rwanda that any passengers on board their aircraft, who have travelled from
China, will upon arrival be screened for potential exposure to novel coronavirus, and
may be quarantined for two weeks for observation and case management.
Source: Nomad Africa Magazine