By Hannatu Sadiq
RwandAir has announced the closure of its airspace to flights to and from Entebbe International Airport in Uganda over a surge in Covid-19.
This action comes a day after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) deny listed flight from and to Uganda over the same reasons considered by Rwanda.
RwandAir confirmed that the directive would take effect immediately following the announcement on Thursday.
RwandAir added that: “RwandAir sincerely apologises for the inconvenience caused.”
The affected customers were advised to rebook and fly at a later date when the country would have reopened its airspace. They were also presented with an option to request for a refund.
KDRTV established that Uganda had registered increased coronavirus infections and deaths in recent days, which prompted President Yoweri Museveni’s administration to re-impose a partial lockdown of six weeks.
Other flights that were also prohibited in UAE airspace include those from Zambia and DR Congo, which have also recorded increased coronavirus infections in the recent past.