Jambojet has halted plans to restart direct flights to Entebbe, Uganda and Kigali, Rwanda due to strict COVID-19 containment measures that have caused a decline in demand on the route.
Uganda demands that all passengers going to Entebbe must take a second PCR test upon arrival, regardless of vaccination status except children under six years and airline crew. The tests cost $30 and are conducted at the airport, implying that travellers will have to incur additional costs to enter the country.
On the other hand, Rwanda demands that if you test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival or during your time in Rwanda even if you are fully vaccinated, the severity of your symptoms will determine whether you are isolated in a government-run treatment center or a hotel at your own cost.
The airline suspended all its scheduled flights to and from Kigali, Rwanda and Entebbe, Uganda in March last year at the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in a decline in the number of international travellers.