The Government of Rwanda passed a law prohibiting the manufacturing, importation, use and sale of plastic/polythene bags in Rwanda

Air Uganda alerts all passengers traveling to Rwanda that the Government of Rwanda passed a law prohibiting the manufacturing, importation, use and sale of plastic/polythene bags in Rwanda on 10th September 2008. All non-biodegradable plastic/polythene bags are banned in Rwanda.

Travelers carrying them upon arrival at the Kigali International Airport may have them confiscated and have to pay approximately $4 for a reusable cloth replacement. We hereby request your cooperation in adhering to the above mentioned law. This message is from the Rwanda Environment Management Authority.