After months of suspending international flights due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rwandan airports have now reopened to international travellers.
On Saturday commercial passenger flights resumed operations in Rwanda, allowing travelling into its shores.
Rwandan national flag carrier RwandAir resumed operations with a flight from Kigali International Airport to Dubai, while Kenyan and Ethiopian Airways made flights to Kigali.
Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure Claver Gatete said all travellers are now required to adhere to the health guidelines issued by the ministry of health for the safety of passengers.
Meanwhile land borders of Rwanda remain closed, except for goods and cargo, as well as returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
Rwandan is a major destination for tourists and since June 17 those travelling by charter flights were allowed to enter the country.
Endangered mountain gorillas living in Volcanoes National Park contribute about 90 per cent of tourism revenues from Rwanda national parks.
Other African countries are also reopening their air borders for international flights.
Kenya on Saturday also resumed international flights after earlier suspension months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The first flight left the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Saturday morning to Ethiopia with the first flight arriving at the same airport from Rwandan capital, Kigali.
There was tight health protocols at the airport with airlines like Kenya Airways ensuring that no health protocols were breached.