Katuna Border Resuming
The Katuna Border resuming on 31st January 2022. Rwanda re-opened a border crossing with Uganda closed three years ago. When the government indicted Kampala of draining its citizens and supporting dissentients bent on removing the government in Kigali. In turn, the government of President Yoweri Museveni indicted Rwanda of conducting illegal spying in Uganda. Which suffered a huge drop in exports with the border closed. Officers from both sides hailed the continuing. Permitting a resumption of trade and some people to move back and forth
The Gatuna border as it’s known as the Katuna border is a major crossing point. Between the two countries and during the time of check of this border, both Rwanda and Uganda were affected in different ways, Rwanda-Uganda border resuming 2022.
Following conversations between immigration officers from Rwanda and Uganda. Measures for movements across the border were bandied putting into consideration the COVID 19 epidemic and the safety of people traveling across the Katuna border.
The officers also came up with health protocols to be followed by those who’ll be using the Rwanda – Uganda border. To cross into either country like COVID 19 testing to be done by medical force.
Addresses were also had between the president of Rwanda H.E Paul Kagame and the president of Uganda H.E Yoweri Museveni. In respect to the opening of the Uganda-Rwanda border at Gatuna. Mr. Muhoozi Kainerugaba (son of President Museveni) also played an important part during addresses of continuing the Gatuna border.
Reopening of the Gatuna Border
The reopening of the Gatuna border will greatly better tourism3 Days Akagera National Park Rwanda and Uganda. particularly for tours that are done across both nations by road. The Rwanda-Uganda border is used by both locals and nonnatives.
nevertheless, verily with the reopening of the Gatuna boundary or Katuna border not all the issues between Uganda and Rwanda. Have been addressed but the reopening of the border is the first step to a better relationship between the two countries.
Both Uganda and Rwanda are East African countries and the reopening of the Rwanda – Uganda border. Will make it easy to move between the two countries and enrich the import and export sector in the two nations.
Another sector that was affected as a result of the check of the Uganda-Rwanda border. Is the education sector since some scholars would attend academies in Uganda or Rwanda. Both for advanced institution learners and those in lower classes.
However, with the reopening of the border, there are some complaints. About holdbacks in crossing between the Rwanda and Uganda border and difficulty in crossing at the Gatuna boundary.
COVID19 Protocols with the reopening of the border
Uganda also lately restarted the economy and utmost of the sectors in the country are operating freely following the COVID 19 protocols. In place and with the reopening of the Rwanda border, there’s a lot to look forward to in terms of business and rest between Rwanda and Uganda.
Some of the health protocols and entry conditions put in place to reduce the spread of COVID 19 in Uganda. Include wearing face masks, sanitizing, and also entering the country with negative PCR test results During a trip to Rwanda. Some of the entry restrictions or COVID 19 protocols put in place include having a negative COVID 19 instrument with test results valid within 72 hours before departure, rapid-fire tests carried out on coming. The two countries both have a flourishing tourism industry and gorilla tracing is among the exercise. That can be carried out during tours to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Uganda.
Besides gorilla trekking, during Uganda safari, numerous other activities can be carried out during safaris. And they include game drives, hiking, bird watching, boat cruises, artistic tours. Chimpanzee trekking, white water rafting, rhino tracking, bungee jumping, zip-lining and so much more.
Rwanda also has a lot to offer during safaris around the country. Including interacting with the locals and getting to know further about the Kinyarwanda culture, chimpanzee shadowing. Cover walks, bird watching, visiting Lake Kivu, visiting the genocide spots, wildlife viewing around the national parks among other activities.
Besides Katuna Border Resuming, Expedition between Rwanda and Uganda. There’s an option of flying to the two countries via Kigali and Entebbe international airports. Different airlines operate in these airports taking people across other destinations across Africa and the world.