15 August 2020 – Air and sea borders officially reopened

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo officially reopened, this Saturday, August 15, the air and sea borders of the country. They had been closed since last March to contain the spread of Covid-19. The RFI correspondent went to the “Beach Ngobila”, Kinshasa’s river port, from where the shuttles that link Kinshasa to Brazzaville, the capital of the other Congo leave in particular. At this level things had not yet changed on that first day.

Overview: The official reopening of air and sea borders in the DRC observed limited traffic between Kinshasa and Brazzaville.
Full details here: https://www.rfi.fr/fr/afrique/20200815-rdc-coronavirus-reouverture-frontieres-aeriennes-maritimes

Type of Justification: Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)