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Uganda travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -5.93%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates
Published on 20.10.2021, Uganda Airlines:

Uganda Airlines is looking to increase frequencies on the Entebbe-Dubai with the Airbus A330-800.

Published on 06.10.2021, Uganda Airlines:

Uganda’s [Somalia] intervention returns to haunt airline [on Entebbe and Hargeisa route].

Published on 05.10.2021, Uganda Airlines:

Uganda to fly the Airbus A330-800neo into Dubai.

Published on 01.10.2021, Uganda Airlines:

Uganda Airlines set to launch direct flights to Guangzhou.

Published on 17.09.2021, Uganda Airlines:

Uganda Airlines to start Middle East ops in 4Q21

Published on 17.09.2021, Uganda Airlines:

Uganda Airlines Prepares For First Dubai Flight Next Month

Published on 01.09.2021, Uganda Airlines:

Uganda Airlines resumes direct flights to S. Africa

Published on 30.08.2021, Uganda Airlines:

Uganda Airlines negotiates interline deal

Published on 27.08.2021, Uganda Airlines:

Uganda Airlines to Fly the A330neo to Nairobi on week on the 27AUG21 and 29AUG21

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Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 120 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

Quarantine is possible
Passengers and airline crew could be subject to quarantine.

Flight Restrictions

published 01.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure could be subject to a PCR test at their own expense and quarantine until the test result is ready.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site, if symptomatic.

Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification is required for entering the country.

All arriving passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft to Uganda or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
Travellers, excluding children aged 3 or under, from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are also required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport. This applies unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination, can provide evidence of this and show no COVID-19 symptoms. (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 status’).Travellers from India are required to undergo COVID-19 PCR testing on arrival regardless of vaccination status.
Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-14
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 2793657
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 25407
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 5.93
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 539

As of 11 June 2021 the exemption from testing on arrival for those who have received their full COVID-19 vaccination and show no COVID-19 symptoms has been withdrawn.

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Full Restrictions

  • Uganda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Uganda: All arriving passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft to Uganda or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
    Travellers, excluding children aged 3 or under, from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are also required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport. This applies unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination, can provide evidence of this and show no COVID-19 symptoms. (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 status’).Travellers from India are required to undergo COVID-19 PCR testing on arrival regardless of vaccination status.
    The cost of the PCR test on arrival is $65. Passengers who arrive by air will be taken from the airport to a nearby testing site. Test results will take up to 4 hours. Travellers have the option of waiting at the testing site for their results or checking into a designated hotel at their own expense. Adults over the age of 18 who test positive will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. Children under 18 who test positive will be allowed to undergo home quarantine with their parent or guardian.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    You should not use the testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. Some airlines have refused to allow passengers who have used tests to travel. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Uganda has not yet confirmed that it will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. You should follow the entry rules for unvaccinated people. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before travel. The 72 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure.
    Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website.
    As of 30 July the curfew remains extended from 7pm to 5:30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    From 31 July 2021, Inter-District travel by private vehicle is now allowed when carrying a maximum of 3 persons including the driver. From 2 August 2021, Public transport will reopen but will operate at 50% capacity and will adhere to COVID guidance, including no usage of air conditioning. This decision will be reviewed every 2 weeks so you should regularly check local advice.
    From 31 July 2021, Boda bodas (motorbike taxis) will be allowed to move up to 6pm and will be permitted to carry cargo or one passenger at any time. Masks must be worn by the rider and passenger.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours though may be impacted by the 6pm restriction on motorbikes and mopeds. As of the 6 June, lodges may remain open but must close their bar.
    *Public places and services: As of 18 June 2021, food markets and retail shops (including pharmacies) may remain open.From 31 July 2021, malls, arcades and other business centres can open under strict adherence to COVID guidance. Outdoor sports events are allowed but without spectators and mandatory testing within 72 hours of the event for players and officials. Indoor sports activities including gyms remain closed.
    Bars and night clubs are specifically prohibited from operating. On 6 June, the Government stated that house parties are banned. Other entertainment venues such as cinemas, casinos, and theatres remain closed.
    Conferences, workshops and seminars: These remain banned except with explicit permission from the Ministry of Health and related Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Numbers will be restricted and testing will be carried out.
    Places of worship remain closed for 60 days from 30 July 2021. Marriages and funerals are permitted but with a maximum of 20 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. As of 30 July 2021, all schools and other educational institutions remain closed.

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    24.09.2021
  • Uganda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Uganda:
    *Entry to Uganda: All arriving passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft to Uganda or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
    Travellers from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are also required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport. This applies unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination, can provide evidence of this and show no COVID-19 symptoms. Travellers from India are required to undergo COVID-19 PCR testing on arrival regardless of vaccination status.

    The cost of the PCR test on arrival is $65. Passengers who arrive by air will be taken from the airport to a nearby testing site. Test results will take up to 4 hours. Travellers have the option of waiting at the testing site for their results or checking into a designated hotel at their own expense. Adults over the age of 18 who test positive will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. Children under 18 who test positive will be allowed to undergo home quarantine with their parent or guardian.

    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport. You should arrange to take a private test.

    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Uganda has not yet confirmed that it will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. You should follow the entry rules for unvaccinated people. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before travel. The 72 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel. There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website.
    As of 30 July the curfew remains extended from 7pm to 5:30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    From 31 July 2021, Inter-District travel by private vehicle is now allowed when carrying a maximum of 3 persons including the driver. From 2 August 2021, Public transport will reopen but will operate at 50% capacity and will adhere to COVID guidance, including no usage of air conditioning. This decision will be reviewed every 2 weeks so you should regularly check local advice.
    From 31 July 2021, Boda bodas (motorbike taxis) will be allowed to move up to 6pm and will be permitted to carry cargo or one passenger at any time. Masks must be worn by the rider and passenger.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours though may be impacted by the 6pm restriction on motorbikes and mopeds. As of the 6 June, lodges may remain open but must close their bar.
    *Public places and services: As of 18 June 2021, food markets and retail shops (including pharmacies) may remain open.From 31 July 2021, malls, arcades and other business centres can open under strict adherence to COVID guidance. Outdoor sports events are allowed but without spectators and mandatory testing within 72 hours of the event for players and officials. Indoor sports activities including gyms remain closed.
    Bars and night clubs are specifically prohibited from operating. On 6 June, the Government stated that house parties are banned. Other entertainment venues such as cinemas, casinos, and theatres remain closed.
    Conferences, workshops and seminars: These remain banned except with explicit permission from the Ministry of Health and related Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Numbers will be restricted and testing will be carried out.
    Places of worship remain closed for 60 days from 30 July 2021. Marriages and funerals are permitted but with a maximum of 20 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. As of 30 July 2021, all schools and other educational institutions remain closed.

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    18.09.2021
  • Uganda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Uganda: The Ministry of Health has announced that the new COVID-19 arrival requirements, which were due to begin on 3 September 2021, have been postponed until the 17 September.
    All arriving passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft to Uganda or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Until 3 September children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
    Travellers from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States who enter Uganda before 17 September are also required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport. This applies unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination, can provide evidence of this and show no COVID-19 symptoms.
    From 17 September all travellers (including children aged three and under), irrespective of country of origin or vaccination status, will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival and additionally undergo PCR testing (at their own expense) on arrival at all points of entry including at Entebbe International Airport.
    The cost of the PCR test on arrival is $65. Passengers who arrive by air will be taken from the airport to a nearby testing site. Test results will take up to 4 hours. Travellers have the option of waiting at the testing site for their results or checking into a designated hotel at their own expense. Adults over the age of 18 who test positive will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. Children under 18 who test positive will be allowed to undergo home quarantine with their parent or guardian.
    From 20 August 2021 passengers who have been in India in the previous 14 days are permitted entry into Uganda but will be required to undergo a mandatory PCR test on arrival, at their own expense, regardless of their vaccination status.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding.
    Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Uganda has not yet confirmed that it will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. You should follow the entry rules for unvaccinated people. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before travel. The 72 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the governmentCOVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure.
    Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website.
    As of 30 July the curfew remains extended from 7pm to 5:30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    From 31 July 2021, Inter-District travel by private vehicle is now allowed when carrying a maximum of 3 persons including the driver. From 2 August 2021, Public transport will reopen but will operate at 50% capacity and will adhere to COVID guidance, including no usage of air conditioning. This decision will be reviewed every 2 weeks so you should regularly check local advice.
    From 31 July 2021, Boda bodas (motorbike taxis) will be allowed to move up to 6pm and will be permitted to carry cargo or one passenger at any time. Masks must be worn by the rider and passenger.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours though may be impacted by the 6pm restriction on motorbikes and mopeds. As of the 6 June, lodges may remain open but must close their bar.
    *Public places and services: As of 18 June 2021, food markets and retail shops (including pharmacies) may remain open.From 31 July 2021, malls, arcades and other business centres can open under strict adherence to COVID guidance. Outdoor sports events are allowed but without spectators and mandatory testing within 72 hours of the event for players and officials. Indoor sports activities including gyms remain closed.
    Bars and night clubs are specifically prohibited from operating. On 6 June, the Government stated that house parties are banned. Other entertainment venues such as cinemas, casinos, and theatres remain closed.
    Conferences, workshops and seminars: These remain banned except with explicit permission from the Ministry of Health and related Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Numbers will be restricted and testing will be carried out.
    Places of worship remain closed for 60 days from 30 July 2021. Marriages and funerals are permitted but with a maximum of 20 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. As of 30 July 2021, all schools and other educational institutions remain closed.

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    04.09.2021
  • Uganda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Uganda: As of 3 September 2021 new COVID-19 measures are in place at all points of entry including Entebbe International Airport.
    All arriving passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft to Uganda or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Until 3 September children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
    Travellers from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States who enter Uganda before 3 September are also required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport. This applies unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination, can provide evidence of this and show no COVID-19 symptoms.
    From 3 September all travellers (including children aged three and under), irrespective of country of origin or vaccination status, will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate on arrival and additionally undergo PCR testing (at their own expense) on arrival at all points of entry including at Entebbe International Airport.
    The cost of the PCR test on arrival is $65. Passengers who arrive by air will be taken from the airport to a nearby testing site. Test results will take up to 4 hours. Travellers have the option of waiting at the testing site for their results or checking into a designated hotel at their own expense. Adults over the age of 18 who test positive will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. Children under 18 who test positive will be allowed to undergo home quarantine with their parent or guardian.
    From 20 August 2021 passengers who have been in India in the previous 14 days are permitted entry into Uganda and are also subject to the measures above.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding.
    Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: You should follow the entry rules for unvaccinated people. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before travel. The 72 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government
    COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure.
    Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website.
    As of 30 July the curfew remains extended from 7pm to 5:30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    From 31 July 2021, Inter-District travel by private vehicle is now allowed when carrying a maximum of 3 persons including the driver. From 2 August 2021, Public transport will reopen but will operate at 50% capacity and will adhere to COVID guidance, including no usage of air conditioning. This decision will be reviewed every 2 weeks so you should regularly check local advice.
    From 31 July 2021, Boda bodas (motorbike taxis) will be allowed to move up to 6pm and will be permitted to carry cargo or one passenger at any time. Masks must be worn by the rider and passenger.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours though may be impacted by the 6pm restriction on motorbikes and mopeds. As of the 6 June, lodges may remain open but must close their bar.
    *Public places and services: As of 18 June 2021, food markets and retail shops (including pharmacies) may remain open.From 31 July 2021, malls, arcades and other business centres can open under strict adherence to COVID guidance. Outdoor sports events are allowed but without spectators and mandatory testing within 72 hours of the event for players and officials. Indoor sports activities including gyms remain closed.
    Bars and night clubs are specifically prohibited from operating. On 6 June, the Government stated that house parties are banned. Other entertainment venues such as cinemas, casinos, and theatres remain closed.
    Conferences, workshops and seminars: These remain banned except with explicit permission from the Ministry of Health and related Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Numbers will be restricted and testing will be carried out.
    Places of worship remain closed for 60 days from 30 July 2021. Marriages and funerals are permitted but with a maximum of 20 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. As of 30 July 2021, all schools and other educational institutions remain closed.

    Read more
    25.08.2021
  • Uganda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    **Entry to Uganda: As of 18 June land borders are restricted to cargo and registered tourist vehicles only. Commercial flights are operating. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers.
    If you are travelling to Uganda, you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
    All travellers from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport, unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination, can provide evidence of this and show no COVID-19 symptoms. (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status’)
    The cost of the PCR test will be up $65. Travellers from the above countries who arrive by air and are not fully vaccinated will be taken from the airport to a nearby testing site. Test results will take up to 4 hours. Travellers have the option of waiting at the testing site for their results or checking into a designated hotel at their own expense. Anyone who tests positive (including children, with their parent or guardian) will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. Passengers who have been in India in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Uganda unless they are Ugandans returning home.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport. You should arrange to take a private test.

    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before travel. The 72 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the governmentCOVID-19 Response website .
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure.
    Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website.
    As of 30 July the curfew remains extended from 7pm to 5:30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    From 31 July 2021, Inter-District travel by private vehicle is now allowed when carrying a maximum of 3 persons including the driver. From 2 August 2021, Public transport will reopen but will operate at 50% capacity and will adhere to COVID guidance, including no usage of air conditioning. This decision will be reviewed every 2 weeks so you should regularly check local advice.
    From 31 July 2021, Boda bodas (motorbike taxis) will be allowed to move up to 6pm and will be permitted to carry cargo or one passenger at any time. Masks must be worn by the rider and passenger.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours though may be impacted by the 6pm restriction on motorbikes and mopeds. As of the 6 June, lodges may remain open but must close their bar.
    *Public places and services: As of 18 June 2021, food markets and retail shops (including pharmacies) may remain open.From 31 July 2021, malls, arcades and other business centres can open under strict adherence to COVID guidance. Outdoor sports events are allowed but without spectators and mandatory testing within 72 hours of the event for players and officials. Indoor sports activities including gyms remain closed.
    Bars and night clubs are specifically prohibited from operating. On 6 June, the Government stated that house parties are banned. Other entertainment venues such as cinemas, casinos, and theatres remain closed.
    Places of worship remain closed for 60 days from 30 July 2021. Marriages and funerals are permitted but with a maximum of 20 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. As of 30 July 2021, all schools and other educational institutions remain closed.

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    30.07.2021
  • Uganda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    **Entry to Uganda: As of 18 June land borders are restricted to cargo and registered tourist vehicles only. Commercial flights are operating. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers.
    If you are travelling to Uganda, you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
    All travellers from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport, unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination, can provide evidence of this and show no COVID-19 symptoms. (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status’)
    The cost of the PCR test will be up $65. Travellers from the above countries who arrive by air and are not fully vaccinated will be taken from the airport to a nearby testing site. Test results will take up to 4 hours. Travellers have the option of waiting at the testing site for their results or checking into a designated hotel at their own expense. Anyone who tests positive (including children, with their parent or guardian) will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. Passengers who have been in India in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Uganda unless they are Ugandans returning home.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport. You should arrange to take a private test.

    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before travel. The 72 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the governmentCOVID-19 Response website .
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure.
    Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website.
    As of 18 June the curfew has been extended from 7pm to 5:30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    From 18 June 2021 until 30 July 2021 all movement by public transport and private vehicles is prohibited. There are limited exceptions to this, including for cargo vehicles, vehicles carrying patients to medical facilities, registered tourist vehicles, emergency vehicles and essential worker vehicles. The Ugandan authorities will define and communicate sectors are included as essential and therefore able to use vehicular transport. If you are unclear whether your vehicle is included within these restrictions you should consult the Ugandan authorities or your tour operator.
    Boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are not permitted to carry passengers but can carry cargo, but must stop operating by 5pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours though may be impacted by the 5pm restriction on motorbikes and mopeds. As of the 6 June, lodges may remain open but must close their bar.
    *Public places and services: All public gatherings, other than those related to Uganda’s legislative or judicial processes, have been banned until 22 July 2021.
    As of 18 June 2021, food markets and retail shops (including pharmacies) may remain open. Other service sectors must close until 30 July. Bars and night clubs are specifically prohibited from operating. On 6 June, the Government stated that house parties are banned and cinemas closed.
    As of 18 June 2021, places of worship will be closed and sports events prohibited until 30 July. Marriages and funerals are permitted but with a maximum of 20 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. All schools and other educational institutions are closed from 18 June 2021 to 30 July 2021.

    Read more
    06.07.2021
  • Uganda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Uganda: As of 18 June land borders are restricted to cargo and registered tourist vehicles only. Commercial flights are operating. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers.
    If you are travelling to Uganda, you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
    All travellers from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport. As of 11 June 2021 the exemption from testing on arrival for those who have received their full COVID-19 vaccination and show no COVID-19 symptoms has been withdrawn. The cost of the PCR test will be up $65. Travellers from the above countries who arrive by air, will be taken from the airport to a nearby testing site. Test results will take up to 4 hours. Travellers have the option of waiting at the testing site for their results or checking into a designated hotel at their own expense. Anyone who tests positive (including children, with their parent or guardian) will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. Passengers who have been in India in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Uganda unless they are Ugandans returning home.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before travel. The 72 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure.
    Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website
    As of 18 June the curfew has been extended from 7pm to 5:30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    From 18 June 2021 until 30 July 2021 all movement by public transport and private vehicles is prohibited. There are limited exceptions to this, including for cargo vehicles, vehicles carrying patients to medical facilities, registered tourist vehicles, emergency vehicles and essential worker vehicles. The Ugandan authorities will define and communicate sectors are included as essential and therefore able to use vehicular transport. If you are unclear whether your vehicle is included within these restrictions you should consult the Ugandan authorities or your tour operator.
    Boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are not permitted to carry passengers but can carry cargo, but must stop operating by 5pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours though may be impacted by the 5pm restriction on motorbikes and mopeds. As of the 6 June, lodges may remain open but must close their bar.
    *Public places and services: All public gatherings, other than those related to Uganda’s legislative or judicial processes, have been banned until 22 July 2021.
    As of 18 June 2021, food markets and retail shops (including pharmacies) may remain open. Other service sectors must close until 30 July. Bars and night clubs are specifically prohibited from operating. On 6 June, the Government stated that house parties are banned and cinemas closed.
    As of 18 June 2021, places of worship will be closed and sports events prohibited until 30 July. Marriages and funerals are permitted but with a maximum of 20 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. All schools and other educational institutions are closed from 18 June 2021 to 30 July 2021.

    Read more
    01.07.2021
  • Uganda Latest News:

    International Restrictions:

    *Entry to Uganda: As of 18 June land borders are restricted to cargo and registered tourist vehicles only. Commercial flights are operating. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers.
    If you are travelling to Uganda, you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
    All travellers from the United States of America, United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport. As of 11 June 2021 the exemption from testing on arrival for those who have received their full COVID-19 vaccination and show no COVID-19 symptoms has been withdrawn. The cost of the PCR test will be up $65. Travellers from the above countries who arrive by air, will be taken from the airport to a nearby testing site. Test results will take up to 4 hours. Travellers have the option of waiting at the testing site for their results or checking into a designated hotel at their own expense. Anyone who tests positive (including children, with their parent or guardian) will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. Passengers who have been in India in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Uganda unless they are Ugandans returning home.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing center. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure.
    Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website
    As of 18 June the curfew has been extended from 7pm to 5:30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (7pm to 5:30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    From 18 June 2021 until 30 July 2021 all movement by public transport and private vehicles is prohibited. There are limited exceptions to this, including for cargo vehicles, vehicles carrying patients to medical facilities, registered tourist vehicles, emergency vehicles and essential worker vehicles. The Ugandan authorities will define and communicate sectors are included as essential and therefore able to use vehicular transport. If you are unclear whether your vehicle is included within these restrictions you should consult the Ugandan authorities or your tour operator.
    Boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are not permitted to carry passengers but can carry cargo, but must stop operating by 5pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours though may be impacted by the 5pm restriction on motorbikes and mopeds. As of the 6 June, lodges may remain open but must close their bar.
    *Public places and services: All public gatherings, other than those related to Uganda’s legislative or judicial processes, have been banned until 22 July 2021.
    As of 18 June 2021, food markets and retail shops (including pharmacies) may remain open. Other service sectors must close until 30 July. Bars and night clubs are specifically prohibited from operating. On 6 June, the Government stated that house parties are banned and cinemas closed.
    As of 18 June 2021, places of worship will be closed and sports events prohibited until 30 July. Marriages and funerals are permitted but with a maximum of 20 attendees and must observe COVID rules strictly. All schools and other educational institutions are closed from 18 June 2021 to 30 July 2021.

    Read more
    21.06.2021
  • Uganda Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions as cases increase (Xinhua, 01.05.2021). Uganda’s government suspends flights from India from 1 May until further notice because of COVID-19 (Bloomberg, 30.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Uganda: Land borders are open and commercial flights are operating. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers.
    From 8 May 2021 all travellers from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport, unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination and show no COVID-19 symptoms. The cost of the PCR test will be up $65. Travellers from the above countries will be taken from the airport to a nearby testing site. Test results will take up to 4 hours. Travellers have the option of waiting at the testing site for their results or checking into a designated hotel at their own expense. Anyone who tests positive (including children) will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. As of 2 May 2021, passengers who have been in India in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Uganda.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure.
    Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website.
    A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 5.30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 5.30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle.
    Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed.
    Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

    Read more
    13.05.2021
  • Uganda Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions as cases increase (Xinhua, 01.05.2021). Uganda’s government suspends flights from India from 1 May until further notice because of COVID-19 (Bloomberg, 30.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Uganda: Land borders are open and commercial flights are operating. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On the 30 April 2021, the Government of Uganda announced that all travellers from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States should consider postponing non-essential travel to Uganda. From 8 May 2021 all travellers from these countries will be required to undergo PCR testing at the border at their own expense, including at Entebbe International Airport, unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination and show no COVID-19 symptoms. The cost of the PCR test will be up $65. Travellers from the above countries will be taken from the airport to a nearby testing site. Test results will take up to 4 hours. Travellers have the option of waiting at the testing site for their results or checking into a designated hotel at their own expense. Anyone who tests positive (including children) will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. As of 2 May 2021, passengers who have been in India in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Uganda.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure.
    Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 5.30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 5.30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

    Read more
    08.05.2021
  • Uganda Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions as cases increase (Xinhua, 01.05.2021). Uganda’s government suspends flights from India from 1 May until further notice because of COVID-19 (Bloomberg, 30.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Uganda: Land borders are open and commercial flights are operating. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    On the 30 April 2021, the Government of Uganda announced that all travellers from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States should consider postponing travel to Uganda. They further announced that all travellers from these countries will be required to undergo PCR COVID-19 testing at the border, including at Entebbe International Airport unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination and show no COVID-19 symptoms. There are no details currently of when this new procedure will come into effect but it may be at short or no notice. Additionally, as of 2 May 2021 passengers who have been in India in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Uganda.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website.
    A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 5.30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 5.30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle.
    Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed.
    Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

    Read more
    07.05.2021
  • Uganda Latest News: Authorities announce new COVID-19 restrictions as cases increase (Xinhua, 01.05.2021). Uganda’s government suspends flights from India from 1 May until further notice because of COVID-19 (Bloomberg, 30.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Uganda: Land borders are open and commercial flights are operating. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    On the 30 April 2021, the Government of Uganda announced that all travellers from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States should consider postponing travel to Uganda. They further announced that all travellers from these countries will be required to undergo PCR COVID-19 testing at the border, including at Entebbe International Airport unless they have received their full COVID-19 vaccination and show no COVID-19 symptoms. There are no details currently of when this new procedure will come into effect but it may be at short or no notice. Additionally, as of 2 May 2021 passengers who have been in India in the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Uganda.
    Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from theMinistry of Health website.
    A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 5.30am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 5.30am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.
    Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle.
    Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

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    04.05.2021
  • Uganda Latest News:

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers.
    On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    With effect from 19 December 2020, passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from theMinistry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

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    20.04.2021
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers.
    On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    With effect from 19 December 2020, passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from theMinistry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

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    04.03.2021
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers.
    On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.
    With effect from 19 December 2020, passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned.
    If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

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    12.02.2021
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate. With effect from 19 December 2020, passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel. There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

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    02.02.2021
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate. With effect from 19 December 2020, passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel. There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

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    12.01.2021
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate. With effect from 19 December 2020, passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of two people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued no more than 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing. COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel. There are a number of public and private COVID-19 test centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.
    Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

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    22.12.2020
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 120 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.

    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers may be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued 120 hours before travel. The 120 hours begins on the day the sample is collected for testing.
    COVID-19 tests taken for the purpose of travel outside of Uganda have to be paid for, even if the test is taken at a government testing centre. From 23 November 2020, all COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state travel as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda. Test certificates which state contact or alert will not be valid for travel.
    There are a number of public and private COVID-19 tests centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website. Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

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    09.12.2020
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020). Fresh lockdown looms after resurge of COVID-19 cases; public transport shutdown expected (All Africa, 18.08.2020).

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry.
    Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.

    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers may be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued 120 hours before travel. Please check with your airline for exact requirements. There are a number of public and private COVID-19 tests centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website. Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms are allowed to open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

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    25.11.2020
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020). Fresh lockdown looms after resurge of COVID-19 cases; public transport shutdown expected (All Africa, 18.08.2020).

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry.
    Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.

    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers may be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued 120 hours before travel. Please check with your airline for exact requirements. There are a number of public and private COVID-19 tests centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website. Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Meetings and gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed (including political rallies) but participants must maintain a social distance of 2 metres in all directions at all times and masks must be worn. Shopping malls, arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. From 14 November, cinemas, casinos, gaming centres and gyms can open as long as appropriate social distancing measures are in place. Opening hours for casinos and gaming centres are restricted to 6:30am to 7pm. Bars remain closed. Places of worship are open but should not exceed 200 people and social distancing measures and mask wearing must be in place. Open air sports are allowed without spectators.

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    12.11.2020
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020). Fresh lockdown looms after resurge of COVID-19 cases; public transport shutdown expected (All Africa, 18.08.2020).

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry.
    Infants aged three and under are exempt as long as the accompanying parents have a negative test certificate.

    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers may be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued 120 hours before travel. Please check with your airline for exact requirements. There are a number of public and private COVID-19 tests centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website. Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Gatherings of more than 5 people are still prohibited. Public exercise is still banned. Shopping malls and arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. Casinos, gaming centres, cinemas, and bars remain closed. Places of worship are allowed to reopen but with some restrictions in place. Open air sports are now allowed without spectators. Indoor sports activities including gyms remain closed.

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    09.10.2020
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020). Fresh lockdown looms after resurge of COVID-19 cases; public transport shutdown expected (All Africa, 18.08.2020).

    International Restrictions: On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport re-opened, along with land borders. Commercial flights are operating to and from Uganda.
    *Entry to Uganda: Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and at land border crossings, travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft. Airlines have been directed not to allow passengers without a negative test certificate to travel. Foreign national passengers who arrive without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry.
    You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Testing/Screening on arrival: Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities. If a passengers shows signs or symptoms of any infectious disease they will taken by ambulance to a local isolation centre to undergo a COVID-19 test at their own cost. Test results will be returned within 24 to 48 hours; passengers will be expected to remain at the isolation centre until the test results are returned. If a foreign national tests positive for COVID-19 and wishes to be repatriated for treatment outside of Uganda, they will be expected to cover the costs themselves.
    *Testing / screening on departure: Departing passengers may be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, issued 120 hours before travel. Please check with your airline for exact requirements. There are a number of public and private COVID-19 tests centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website. Departing passengers will be required to wear a face mask inside the terminal and will be subject to temperature checks. Social distancing will also be in place and only passengers with valid tickets and airport officials will be allowed into the terminal building. Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before departure. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Uganda: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am. Passengers travelling on flights departing during curfew hours (9pm to 6am) will be allowed to travel to the airport upon presentation of a valid ticket. Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts, including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and all must wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers, but must stop operating by 6pm.
    *Accommodation: Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    *Public places and services: Gatherings of more than 5 people are still prohibited. Public exercise is still banned. Shopping malls and arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. Casinos, gaming centres, cinemas, and bars remain closed. Places of worship are allowed to reopen but with some restrictions in place. Open air sports are now allowed without spectators. Indoor sports activities including gyms remain closed.

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    02.10.2020
  • Uganda Latest News: President reopens country’s international airport, land borders to tourists; negative COVID-19 test required (Anadolu Agency, 21.09.2020). International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020). Fresh lockdown looms after resurge of COVID-19 cases; public transport shutdown expected (All Africa, 18.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    On 20 September, the President announced that Entebbe International Airport will be reopening, though the exact date of re-opening is not yet confirmed.
    On arrival, tourists and business visitors will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test dated no more than 72 hours before their date of arrival. Tour operators and local partners will need to ensure that passengers proceed directly to their place of stay and do not mix with Ugandans. There will be no requirement to self-isolate. Ugandan nationals who arrive with a negative COVID-19 test will be allowed to proceed straight to their homes. It is not yet clear whether they will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days or not.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Ugandan authorities have introduced measures to limit the spread of coronavirus. On 20 September, internal lockdown measures were relaxed:
    It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health
    • A curfew remains in place from 9pm to 6am.
    • Movement by personal vehicles is now permitted in all districts including those with an international border, but is still limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and they must all wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle.
    • Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is now allowed in all except. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are allowed to carry passengers but must stop operating by 6pm.
    • Gatherings of more than 5 people are still prohibited. Public exercise is still banned.
    • Shopping malls and arcades, supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers and salons are open. Casinos, gaming centres, cinemas, and bars remain closed.
    • Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    • Places of worship are allowed to reopen but with some restrictions in place.
    • Open air sports are now allowed without spectators. Indoor sports activities including gyms remain closed.

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    21.09.2020
  • Uganda Latest News: International flights will resume at Entebbe International Airport on 1 October (Xinhua, 09.09.2020). Fresh lockdown looms after resurge of COVID-19 cases; public transport shutdown expected (All Africa, 18.08.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    All international passenger flights to and from Uganda have been suspended and the Kampala- Entebbe Airport remains closed. Cargo flights are permitted, but crew must observe strict guidelines including screening measures. UN Staff: Humanitarian staff on official mission will be able to enter, subject to the approval of their UN Agency Protocol office and head of UN agency in country, who will seek to request the relevant authorization from the national authorities through an invitation letter. The same process might not apply to Ugandan nationals returning to their own country as it is stated in the Government’s guidelines that they will not be allowed to entry. Land borders and lake ports (except for truck drivers and a crew of 1 person) are also closed. No date has yet been given for the re-opening of the airport or the land borders. Everyone arriving will be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine, and will be placed in a government designated hospital or hotel at their own expense. At the end of this period they will be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and if negative will be required to self-isolate at home.
    On departure, you may be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate, dated no more than 72 hours before your time of departure. Please check with your airline in advance of travel for the latest guidance. There are a number of public and private COVID-19 tests centres in Uganda. For further information, please see the government COVID-19 Response website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Ugandan authorities have introduced measures to limit the spread of coronavirus. On 22 June 2020, some internal lockdown measures were extended indefinitely: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. The daily curfew has been revised to currently 9:00 pm to 5:30 am. Movement by personal vehicles is permitted (except in some districts with an international border) but limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and they must all wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is allowed from 4 June at 50% occupancy, except in some districts with an international border. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are now allowed to carry passengers. Only cargo transport and security vehicles are exempt during curfew hours.
    Gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited. Public exercise is banned. Shopping arcades are now open. Shopping malls are allowed to open from 4 June. Supermarkets, pharmacies and shops outside shopping malls and arcades are open. Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services (such as Jumia) remain operational outside of curfew hours.

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    15.09.2020
  • Uganda Curfew revised, salons, business arcades allowed to open, boda boda taxis to be back this week (Yenisafak, 22.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    All international passenger flights to and from Uganda have been suspended and the Kampala- Entebbe Airport remains closed. Cargo flights are permitted, but crew must observe strict guidelines including screening measures. UN Staff: Humanitarian staff on official mission will be able to enter, subject to the approval of their UN Agency Protocol office and head of UN agency in country, who will seek to request the relevant authorization from the national authorities through an invitation letter. The same process might not apply to Ugandan nationals returning to their own country as it is stated in the Government’s guidelines that they will not be allowed to entry. Land borders and lake ports (except for truck drivers and a crew of 1 person) are also closed. No date has yet been given for the re-opening of the airport or the land borders. Everyone arriving will be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine, and will be placed in a government designated hospital or hotel at their own expense. At the end of this period they will be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and if negative will be required to self-isolate at home.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Ugandan authorities have introduced measures to limit the spread of coronavirus. On 22 June 2020, some internal lockdown measures were extended indefinitely: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website [https://www.health.go.ug/covid/document/guidelines-for-the-use-of-masks/]. The daily curfew has been revised to currently 9:00 pm to 5:30 am. Movement by personal vehicles is permitted (except in some districts with an international border) but limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and they must all wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is allowed from 4 June at 50% occupancy, except in some districts with an international border. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are now allowed to carry passengers. Only cargo transport and security vehicles are exempt during curfew hours.
    Gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited. Public exercise is banned. Shopping arcades are now open. Shopping malls are allowed to open from 4 June. Supermarkets, pharmacies and shops outside shopping malls and arcades are open. Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services (such as Jumia) remain operational outside of curfew hours.

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    22.07.2020
  • Uganda UN Staff: Humanitarian staff on official mission will be able to enter, subject to the approval of their UN Agency Protocol office and head of UN agency in country, who will seek to request the relevant authorization from the national authorities through an invitation letter. The same process might not apply to Ugandan nationals returning to their own country as it is stated in the Government’s guidelines that they will not be allowed to entry.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international passenger flights to and from Uganda have been suspended. Cargo flights are permitted, but crew must observe strict guidelines including screening measures. Land borders and lake ports (except for truck drivers and a crew of 1 person) are also closed. No date has yet been given for the re-opening of the airport or the land borders. Everyone arriving will be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine, and will be placed in a government designated hospital or hotel at their own expense. At the end of this period they will be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and if negative will be required to self-isolate at home.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Ugandan authorities have introduced measures to limit the spread of coronavirus. On 22 June 2020, some internal lockdown measures were extended indefinitely: It is mandatory for everyone aged 6 or above to wear a face mask when outside your house. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website [https://www.health.go.ug/covid/document/guidelines-for-the-use-of-masks/]. A curfew remains in place from 7pm to 6:30am. Movement by personal vehicles is permitted (except in some districts with an international border) but limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and they must all wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle. Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is allowed from 4 June at 50% occupancy, except in some districts with an international border. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are still not allowed to carry passengers. Vehicles delivering goods and food, and ambulances, security, refuse and government vehicles are exempt where restrictions apply. Only cargo transport and security vehicles are exempt during curfew hours.
    Gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited. Public exercise is banned. Shopping arcades are closed. Shopping malls are allowed to open from 4 June. Supermarkets, pharmacies and shops outside shopping malls and arcades are allowed to open. Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services (such as Jumia) remain operational outside of curfew hours.

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    13.07.2020
  • Uganda UN Staff: Humanitarian staff on official mission will be able to enter, subject to the approval of their UN Agency Protocol office and head of UN agency in country, who will seek to request the relevant authorization from the national authorities through an invitation letter. The same process might not apply to Ugandan nationals returning to their own country as it is stated in the Government’s guidelines that they will not be allowed to entry.

    1. Flights to Uganda are suspended.
    – This does not apply to:
    – aircraft in a state of emergency;
    – operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights;
    – technical landings where passengers do not disembark and
    – safety-related operation flights.
    2. Airline crew are subject to quarantine.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in place from 7pm to 6:30am until further notice. Only cargo transport and security vehicles are exempt during curfew hours.
    Some sectors allowed to resume operations include agriculture, construction, wholesalers, mechanical repair workshops, hardware workshops, metal and wood workshops, warehouses, insurance, and restaurants operating with takeaway services. In addition, 30 lawyers will be designated to handle urgent legal and criminal matters. All these sectors are required to operate based on social distancing measures which include staying two metres apart between sellers and customers while four meters apart between customers, and not using air-conditioning in stores instead using natural air. Wearing a cloth face mask is also mandatory when outside your house/accommodation. Educational institutions and religious assemblies remain suspended. Public transport is suspended, and the movement of private vehicles for non-essential businesses is also prohibited during the lockdown. Bicycle and motorcycle taxis (boda-bodas) are permitted to operate before 14.00. Those with emergent medical conditions can use private transport after applying for permission from Resident City Commissioners. Those living in the Greater Kampala area can apply for permission from the local chairpersons in their area. Government staff will remain at home during the lockdown, with the exception of military, police and health and utility sector employees, while essential private services will also continue to operate. Public gatherings of more than five people are banned, including gatherings at a residence that involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The security forces are permitted to search residences on suspicion of such activity.

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    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Shopping malls are allowed to open from 4 June. Supermarkets, pharmacies and shops outside shopping malls and arcades are allowed to open. Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services (such as Jumia) remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    Movement by personal vehicles is permitted (except in some districts with an international border) but limited to 4 people per car (including the driver) and they must all wear masks if there is more than one person in the vehicle.
    Travel by public transport (including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains) is allowed from 4 June at 50% occupancy, except in some districts with an international border. Tuk tuks and boda bodas (motorbike taxis) are still not allowed to carry passengers.

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    24.06.2020
  • Uganda President will start easing COVID-19 lockdown measures starting 2 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    *****UN Staff: Humanitarian staff on official mission will be able to enter, subject to the approval of their UN Agency Protocol office and head of UN agency in country, who will seek to request the relevant authorization from the national authorities through an invitation letter. The same process might not apply to Ugandan nationals returning to their own country as it is stated in the Government’s guidelines that they will not be allowed to entry.

    1. Flights to Uganda are suspended.
    – This does not apply to:
    – aircraft in a state of emergency;
    – operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights;
    – technical landings where passengers do not disembark and
    – safety-related operation flights.
    2. Airline crew are subject to quarantine.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in place from 7pm to 6:30am until 23 June.
    Some sectors allowed to resume operations include agriculture, construction, wholesalers, mechanical repair workshops, hardware workshops, metal and wood workshops, warehouses, insurance, and restaurants operating with takeaway services. In addition, 30 lawyers will be designated to handle urgent legal and criminal matters. All these sectors are required to operate based on social distancing measures which include staying two metres apart between sellers and customers while four meters apart between customers, and not using air-conditioning in stores instead using natural air. Wearing a cloth face mask is also mandatory when outside your house/accommodation. Educational institutions and religious assemblies remain suspended. Public transport is suspended, and the movement of private vehicles for non-essential businesses is also prohibited during the lockdown. Bicycle and motorcycle taxis (boda-bodas) are permitted to operate before 14.00. Those with emergent medical conditions can use private transport after applying for permission from Resident City Commissioners. Those living in the Greater Kampala area can apply for permission from the local chairpersons in their area. Government staff will remain at home during the lockdown, with the exception of military, police and health and utility sector employees, while essential private services will also continue to operate. Public gatherings of more than five people are banned, including gatherings at a residence that involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The security forces are permitted to search residences on suspicion of such activity.

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    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Shopping malls are allowed to open from 4 June. Supermarkets, pharmacies and shops outside shopping malls and arcades are allowed to open. Hotels and restaurants are open with social distancing measures in place and food delivery services (such as Jumia) remain operational outside of curfew hours.
    Public transport and most private vehicles would still remain prohibited, however – meaning that workers for reopened businesses will have to commute either by bicycle or on foot.

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    17.06.2020
  • Uganda President will start easing COVID-19 lockdown measures starting 2 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    UN Staff: Humanitarian staff on official mission will be able to enter, subject to the approval of their UN Agency Protocol office and head of UN agency in country, who will seek to request the relevant authorization from the national authorities through an invitation letter. The same process might not apply to Ugandan nationals returning to their own country as it is stated in the Government’s guidelines that they will not be allowed to entry.

    1. Flights to Uganda are suspended.
    – This does not apply to:
    – aircraft in a state of emergency;
    – operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights;
    – technical landings where passengers do not disembark and
    – safety-related operation flights.
    2. Airline crew are subject to quarantine.

    All land boarders are closed until 3 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    Some sectors allowed to resume operations include agriculture, construction, wholesalers, mechanical repair workshops, hardware workshops, metal and wood workshops, warehouses, insurance, and restaurants operating with takeaway services. In addition, 30 lawyers will be designated to handle urgent legal and criminal matters. All these sectors are required to operate based on social distancing measures which include staying two metres apart between sellers and customers while four meters apart between customers, and not using air-conditioning in stores instead using natural air. Wearing a cloth face mask is also mandatory while in public. Educational institutions and religious assemblies remain suspended. Public transport is suspended, and the movement of private vehicles for non-essential businesses is also prohibited during the lockdown. Bicycle and motorcycle taxis (boda-bodas) are permitted to operate before 14.00. Those with emergent medical conditions can use private transport after applying for permission from Resident City Commissioners. Those living in the Greater Kampala area can apply for permission from the local chairpersons in their area. Government staff will remain at home during the lockdown, with the exception of military, police and health and utility sector employees, while essential private services will also continue to operate. Public gatherings of more than five people are banned, including gatherings at a residence that involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The security forces are permitted to search residences on suspicion of such activity.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Businesses including hardware shops, restaurants, wholesale stores and others will now be allowed to reopen. (Reuters, 05.05.2020)
    Public transport and most private vehicles would still remain prohibited, however – meaning that workers for reopened businesses will have to commute either by bicycle or on foot.

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    01.06.2020
  • Uganda President will start easing COVID-19 lockdown measures starting 2 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020) UN Staff: Humanitarian staff on official mission will be able to enter, subject to the approval of their UN Agency Protocol office and head of UN agency in country, who will seek to request the relevant authorization from the national authorities through an invitation letter. The same process might not apply to Ugandan nationals returning to their own country as it is stated in the Government’s guidelines that they will not be allowed to entry. 1. Flights to Uganda are suspended. – This does not apply to: – aircraft in a state of emergency; – operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights; – technical landings where passengers do not disembark and – safety-related operation flights. 2. Airline crew are subject to quarantine. All land boarders are closed until 3 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    Some sectors allowed to resume operations include agriculture, construction, wholesalers, mechanical repair workshops, hardware workshops, metal and wood workshops, warehouses, insurance, and restaurants operating with takeaway services. In addition, 30 lawyers will be designated to handle urgent legal and criminal matters. All these sectors are required to operate based on social distancing measures which include staying two metres apart between sellers and customers while four meters apart between customers, and not using air-conditioning in stores instead using natural air. Wearing a cloth face mask is also mandatory while in public. Educational institutions and religious assemblies remain suspended. Public transport is suspended, and the movement of private vehicles for non-essential businesses is also prohibited during the lockdown. Bicycle and motorcycle taxis (boda-bodas) are permitted to operate before 14.00. Those with emergent medical conditions can use private transport after applying for permission from Resident City Commissioners. Those living in the Greater Kampala area can apply for permission from the local chairpersons in their area. Government staff will remain at home during the lockdown, with the exception of military, police and health and utility sector employees, while essential private services will also continue to operate. Public gatherings of more than five people are banned, including gatherings at a residence that involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The security forces are permitted to search residences on suspicion of such activity.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Businesses including hardware shops, restaurants, wholesale stores and others will now be allowed to reopen. (Reuters, 05.05.2020) Public transport and most private vehicles would still remain prohibited, however – meaning that workers for reopened businesses will have to commute either by bicycle or on foot.

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    27.05.2020
  • Uganda Current locksdown extended until 5 May (Reuters, 14.04.2020)

    1. All international flights to Uganda are suspended.
    This does not apply to:
    a. aircraft in a state of emergency;
    b. operations related to humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights;
    c. technical landings where passengers do not disembark;
    d. safety-related operation flights.
    2. Airline crew members must undergo mandatory quarantine at Protea Hotel Entebbe.

    All land boarders are closed. No individual will be allowed to enter or depart Uganda by air, land, or water except for specific cargo vehicles which must follow strict Ministry of Health procedures.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nationwide lockdown is extended until 19 May. A nightly curfew is in effect between 19.00 and 06.30 (local time). Some sectors allowed to resume operations include agriculture, construction, wholesalers, mechanical repair workshops, hardware workshops, metal and wood workshops, warehouses, insurance, and restaurants operating with takeaway services. In addition, 30 lawyers will be designated to handle urgent legal and criminal matters. All these sectors are required to operate based on social distancing measures which include staying two metres apart between sellers and customers while four meters apart between customers, and not using air-conditioning in stores instead using natural air. Wearing a cloth face mask is also mandatory while in public. Educational institutions and religious assemblies remain suspended. Public transport is suspended, and the movement of private vehicles for non-essential businesses is also prohibited during the lockdown. Bicycle and motorcycle taxis (boda-bodas) are permitted to operate before 14.00. Those with emergent medical conditions can use private transport after applying for permission from Resident City Commissioners. Those living in the Greater Kampala area can apply for permission from the local chairpersons in their area. Government staff will remain at home during the lockdown, with the exception of military, police and health and utility sector employees, while essential private services will also continue to operate. Public gatherings of more than five people are banned, including gatherings at a residence that involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The security forces are permitted to search residences on suspicion of such activity.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Businesses including hardware shops, restaurants, wholesale stores and others will now be allowed to reopen. (Reuters, 05.05.2020)
    Public transport and most private vehicles would still remain prohibited, however – meaning that workers for reopened businesses will have to commute either by bicycle or on foot.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Government of Uganda/
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