Rwanda has ordered passengers who visited Zimbabwe and some countries in the SADC region to quarantine for seven days in the wake of Omicron, a new coronavirus variant that was detected in South Africa on the 25th of November. Pindula News presents a statement by the Rwanda government:
Announcement on Omicron Quarantine
In order to contain the spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant designated a Variant of Concern by the World Health Organization, passengers travelling from the following countries are required to quarantine for seven (7) days at their own cost at designated hotels upon arrival in Rwanda. This measure also applies to passengers who have visited any of these countries within seven days of arrival in Rwanda.
• Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
This list will be continuously updated upon assessment of global health conditions, in consultation with the relevant international institutions.
All other arriving passengers are required to quarantine for one (1) day at their own expense in designated hotels. A Covid-19 PCR test will be conducted on arrival at own cost, and an additional PCR test, covered by the Government of Rwanda, will be administered at a designated testing site on day seven (7) after arrival in Rwanda. All arriving passengers continue to be required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test prior to boarding.