After a standoff for close to 3 years, Uganda-Rwanda land borders will open again on the 31st of January 2022. According to a press release from the Rwanda government through their ministry of foreign affairs, all Uganda Rwanda land borders will be open again come 31st January 2022.

Below is the content of the letter;

Republic of Rwanda
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Re-opening of the Gatuna border post with the Republic of Uganda. Following the visit to Rwanda of Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Senior Presidential Adviser on Special Operations and Commander of Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) on 22nd January 2022, the Government of Rwanda has taken note that there is a process to solve issues raised by Rwanda, as well as commitments made by the Government of Uganda to address remaining obstacles.

In this regard and in line with the communiqué of the 4th Quadripartite Summit held at Gatuna/Katuna on 21st February 2020, the Government of Rwanda wishes to inform the public that the Gatuna border post between Rwanda and Uganda will be re-opened from 31st January 2022.

As it is the case for other land border posts in the country, the health authorities of Rwanda and Uganda will work together to put in place necessary measures to facilitate movement in the context of COVID-19. The Government of Rwanda remains committed to ongoing efforts to resolve pending issues between Rwanda and Uganda and believes that today’s announcement will contribute positively to the speedy normalization of relations between the two countries.

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