Two years after it was shut, Rwanda on Monday opened up its borders to ordinary citizens from Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to the Rwandan authorities, progress achieved in the fight against coronavirus led to the decision to re-open the border.
The gesture was not reciprocated to Burundi.
Burundi demanded that the alleged suspects of the 2015 attempted coup, currently living in exile in Rwanda, be handed over before normal relations resume.
Ministers of Justice from the two countries met last Friday in Kigali but no progress was reported.