Omicron: Rwanda bans Southern Africa flights, imposes 7-day quarantine over new Covid variant

Kigali International Airport rwanda

An aerial view of Kigali International Airport in Rwanda.

Photo credit: File | Cyril Ndegeya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Rwanda joins the European Union, the United States, Israel, United Arab Emirates, the UK, among others, that have suspended flights to southern Africa.
  • WHO, however, warns that it might be too late to impose flight bans as the new variant has already spread to a dozen countries.

Rwanda has temporarily suspended all direct flights between Rwanda and southern African countries over Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant.


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