TRAVEL UPDATE: Rwanda added to UK Government’s Travel Corridor List

TRAVEL UPDATE: Rwanda added to UK Government’s Travel Corridor List

Rwanda has been added to the UK Government’s Travel Corridor List meaning travellers from Rwanda into the UK will be exempt from 14 days self-isolation upon entry into the UK.

The new measures will take effect on 21st November at 4AM GMT. The measures apply for travellers arriving from Rwanda in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. At the present time the measures in Scotland remain unchanged.

For the full UK Government guidance on the Travel Corridor List please click HERE.

The UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is also no longer advising against all but essential travel to Rwanda.

The statement from the UK Government noted that the decision was made after advice from UK public health authorities looking at all the scientific evidence. UK High Commissioner to Rwanda Jo Lomas added that the decision to add Rwanda to the Travel Corridor list reflects “Rwanda’s excellent handling of the pandemic and low caseload.”

Rwanda also remains the only African country on the EU’s list of third countries outside of the EU which are considered safe amid the Coronavirus pandemic, due to the low rates of infections.