Coronavirus Update In Uganda April 27th, 2022
It is encouraging that travel has once again opened up and that many of the previous restrictions have now been removed. We have to be, as individuals or as part of a group, still be aware of the current situation but take whatever steps to ensure we stay safe and look after those around us. At present airlines will not carry unvaccinated people and it is necessary to prove by showing your certificate that you have had at least 2 vaccinations.
The well-being of our clients or friends as many of you are is paramount and we will continue to follow Uganda’s Travel Advice.
Kampala Uganda, 27th April 2022: The Ministry of Health in Uganda has updated the general public about the current Covid -19 status and new measures the Country is undertaking in light of the evolving situation of the pandemic.
The Country has succeeded in sustaining a low transmission rate of Covid-19 with a positive rate of 2% since February 2022. This is majorly attributed to early decisive and sustained measures the Government put in place to control the spread of the pandemic and the cooperation of all Ugandans to adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) plus taking up Covid-19 vaccination.
Amendments to the Travel Restrictions
With guidance from Scientists since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and in response two years ago, the Ministry of Health has been instituting and revising travel restrictions for both inbound and outbound international passengers. Despite the varying Covid-19 epidemiology in Uganda, the Ministry of Health has updated travel restrictions and testing requirements for both outbound and arriving travelers.
The Requirement for PC testing by all incoming and outgoing travelers at Entebbe International Airport has been adjusted as follows;
- All inbound and outbound travelers will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, except for travelers aged 5 years and below.
- Requirement for negative PCR test done within 72 hours pre-boarding for all incoming travelers is suspended with immediate effect for those who are fully vaccinated.
- Requirement for negative PCR test done within 72 hours for all outbound travelers is suspended with immediate effect for those who are fully vaccinated, except where it is a requirement of the destination or country or the carrier airline.
- Travelers with partial or no vaccination will be required to present a negative PCR test upon arrival or departure.
Wearing face masks
The Ministry of Health advises the public as below;
- Fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear face masks when they are outdoors, there are no crowds.
- The vulnerable or high-risk population i.e. elderly aged 50 years and above and people living with co-morbidities irrespective of age are advised to wear a face mask at all times whether they are vaccinated or not.
If traveling it is also important that you check your travel insurance.
Best wishes to you all – Hamlet
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Our holidays are friendly and exciting and run by professional guides with a passion for birding and natural history. Our ornithologist field guides have a professional background from bodies like the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) or other conservation organizations that are highly experienced in the country. Our groups are based on a ratio of ten clients to two field guides. All tours have inspection trips before we offer them to our clients.
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