The Government of Rwanda has finally opened the borders to enable free movement from Rwanda to Uganda.
The decision was passed to happen on 7th March 2022 in presence of the cabinet and the President of Rwanda Kagame.
“Land borders shall reopen on Monday March 2022 but people must be subject to random COVID-19 testing by the Ministry of Health upon entry,” a communique issued by the Prime Minister’s office read.
The reopening of the border was a discussion that took place between Rwandan President Kagame and Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
“Now our people can freely move, trade and interact as the Almighty God always intended,” said Muhoozi.
Furthermore, the Rwandan government spokeswoman Yolanda Makolo confirmed the movement of trucks, Rwandan citizens, and returning residents after the mentioned date.
“Rwanda and Uganda health officials are working on joint protocols for passengers to cross on both sides,” stated Makolo.
Uganda’s Immigration Commissioner, Marcelino Besigye said that Rwanda and Uganda agreed to give priority to cargo trucks and ‘nonessential’ travel wasn’t encouraged.
Our health teams together with that of Rwanda will be working together to ensure passengers are tested and allowed to proceed.