Terms And Conditions
This security briefing elaborates on the purpose and validity of permits, and describes the holder’s responsibilities, which include being aware of permit regulations and complying with them at all times. The briefing highlights to holders that:
a) The aim of airport security is to protect passengers, flight crew, aircraft and airport operator staff and members of the public against acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation
b) The permit is to be used by the person to whom it was issued when carrying out authorized business only, in airside or security restricted areas.
c) They are responsible for safeguarding the permit and held accountable for its use.
d) The permit remains at all times the property of the RCAA and should be surrendered to the Airport police commanding officer when its validity has expired or the need for access no longer exists.
e) In case of a lost permit, they should report the loss immediately to the Airport police commanding officer
f) The permit should be worn at chest height on the outer garment at all times when in an airside or security restricted area; failure to so wear and display, or carry a pass is subject to disciplinary action.
g) Penalties apply for the misuse of a permit, including withdrawal of the permit by the Airport Operator and possible prosecution, in accordance with the laws of Rwanda.
h) Inspection of the permit should be permitted on demand by an appropriate authority such as police officers, an airport terminal manager and personnel working in a security sensitive area such as at departures gates.
i) It is unlawful for any person at the airport to have any restricted article(s) such as a firearm, or object resembling a firearm, or explosives without lawful authority and a legitimate reason to do so; and
j) A person shall not:
- Provide another person with physical access to a restricted area where the latter has not been issued with a restricted area permit.
- Assist another person in gaining physical access to a restricted area where the latter has been issued a restricted area permit but does not have such restricted area permit in his/her possession.
- Tamper or interfere with, compromise, modify or attempt to circumvent, or cause a person to tamper or interfere with, compromise, modify or attempt to circumvent any security system, measure, or procedure established under this SOP.
- Interfere with an aviation security officer or aviation screening officer in the performance of their duties;
- Enter or be present in a restricted area, air operations area, or sterile area without complying with the systems, measures, or procedures being applied to control access to, or presence or movement in, such areas; and
- Use a security restricted area permit for any purpose other than to carry out the duties of their employment for which it was issued.
Additionally, this briefing instructs permit-holders that they are expected to uphold airport security by:
a) complying with access control regulations and maintaining security measures in his or her work area;
b) strictly abiding by the escort rules of Kigali International Airport; and
c) reporting to security staff or control authorities:
- Any breach of access control procedures
- The presence of firearms, other weapons or explosive devices.
- The presence of unaccompanied baggage in public places and
- Any situation or incident that could represent a security risk, which arouses suspicion, or which may compromise the safety and security of civil aviation.