Traveling post-Covid-19 in Uganda, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a very big impact on almost every industry in Uganda, to date, hundreds of people have been confirmed dead in Uganda, and current the whole country is dealing with the second wave whereby the whole country is under the total lockdown however tourism is still open tourist can visit any tourism site at any time.
Due to Covid-19 unemployment rates have skyrocketed in Uganda and of course, the tourism industry has also been hit hard and the answer to the questions people have never before had to ask regarding travel in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is good to see tourists coming back on vacations in Uganda; in this article, we are going to answers all your questions to help you plan your safari vacation holiday in Uganda. There are many tourism-related frequently asked questions during this COVID-19 swirling around our heads right now but managed to put together the most asked questions and answers about traveling in Uganda in the wake of COVID-19 as we are going to see them below.
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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about traveling post-Covid-19 in Uganda during the COVID-19 pandemic, are there requirements for travelers entering Uganda and exiting?
Apart from the general requirements for entry into Uganda, and exit during COVID-19 as we are going to see below
All people entering Uganda at the airport and other entry and exit points, people are required to wear Ministry of Health (MOH) approved Face Masks, hand-washing, and sanitize at all the times you in Uganda.
All arriving passengers from category 2 countries which are USA, UK, UAE, Turkey, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, and Tanzania will be subjected to a PCR COVID-19 test at the traveler’s expense of $65 at all Uganda entry points. Category 1countries includes India which during this second wave of COVID-19 people coming from India are currently banned from entering into Uganda. Travelers will have to wait for about 4 hours for the results before continuing to their destination.
People coming from countries in category 3 are those countries that are not in categories 1 & 2 will not be subject to PCR tests but they are required to present a valid PCR COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours before arriving at any entry point into Uganda.
Take NOTE that people coming from category 2 countries who are fully vaccinated or complete COVID-19 vaccinations and if there have no signs of COVID-19 infection will be exempted from mandatory PCR tests on the arrival at entry points but they have to present they negative PCR COVID test certificate issued within 72 hours before arrival.
On arrival people who show signs and symptoms of COVID-19, shall be isolated and taken for PCR test and those who test negative will be left to go
All incoming and outgoing passengers shall proceed to immigration with a valid passport to process the visa.
Uganda is under curfew which starts at 7:000pm but tourists are allowed to travel at any time but one must present valid travel documents to be allowed through curfew roadblocks.
Is tourism open in Uganda for international travel?
the answer is yes Uganda tourism is open for both domestic and international travel, at the moment the whole country is under the second lockdown, Immigration, and all security operatives, and tourism authorities maintain stringent standard operating procedures to control the spread of Covid-19 in Uganda.
Do all incoming and outgoing visitors to Uganda require a Covid-19 PCR test certificate?
Yes, all incoming and outgoing visitors to Uganda must present a valid COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours before arrival or Departure.
Are the fully vaccinated visitors still need a COVID-19 test certificate on the arrival?
All visitors coming from Category countries 1&2, and they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated and have no signs of any infection on the arrival will not need PCR tests at the arrival into Uganda but they still need to have valid evidence to prove to authorities, and you still need to have a Negative PCR Test Certificate to be allowed into Uganda.
What is type of Covid-19 test is required for the incoming travelers into Uganda?
All travelers are required COVID-19 PCR negative test certificate on their arrival to Uganda and the departure.
Are Uganda National Parks and wildlife reserves open for tourism?
All Uganda national parks are open for tourism residents and foreign non-residents to tourist are allowed enter the parks and other tourists’ attractions, all visitors visiting these parks must wear facemasks, regular hand sanitization, and keep ten meters away from the animals, also do not feed the animals. For more information about traveling post-Covid-19 in Uganda contact us we are at your disposal for any other information you want.