Uganda Covid-19 Guidelines and Information for Tourists

Airport and Border points Guidelines

The Government of the Republic of Uganda has issued the following directives effective 27th October 2021 until further notice, on COVID-19 health measures at Entebbe International Airport:

  • MoH has suspended all mandatory COVID testing for all arriving passengers at Entebbe International Airport effective Feb.16.2022
  • Entebbe International Airport Port Health requires a negative COVID19 PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours before boarding your flight to Uganda. This excludes transit time at the terminal building. This applies to all incoming and exiting travellers.
  • Travellers who have had COVID-19 vaccination and hold certificate must still present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours from the time of sample collection to boarding aircraft.
  • Passengers travelling out of the country, will be required to have negative COVID-19 PCR test Certificate taken within 72 hours from the time of sample collection. They will abide by the health travel requirements of the destination country.
  • There no more curfew in Uganda, travel is open 24 hours.

All Uganda visas are processed online at www.visas.immigration.go.ug.

No visa processing at entry points. You’ll need a six months valid passport and yellow fever vaccination certificate to be allowed entry.

National Parks Covid-19 Guidelines

  • There will be mandatory temperature screening using non-contact infra-red thermometers at the different protected areas’ key tourism gates.
  • Wearing masks is mandatory for all visitors in the park. And you’re recommended to carry with you at least 2 N95 or cloth face masks and portable hand sanitizer with you.
  • Tourists will also be subjected to mandatory hand washing / sanitizing at the entrances of all UWA premises and protected areas.
  • Government guidelines of carrying “half capacity” to observe physical distancing shall apply to vehicles and boats in the parks. These include concessionaire delivery vehicles. Salon cars shall not be permitted in the park.
  • All tour guides/drivers must have a negative coronavirus test certificate issued not more than 10 days before the Uganda safari trip. They are also required to disinfect the safari vehicles before and after the game drive watching out for main touch points like door handles and car seats.
  • Please a safe distance from animals that could contract human diseases. Travelers will keep a 10-meter distance from the gorillas, chimps, and other primates.
  • Staff on duty shall sensitize the visitors to the general government-approved COVID-19 operational guidelines, including those developed and approved by UWA management.
  • Staff is provided with appropriate wear to protect everyone from any possible infection.

Tourist Vehicle Covid-19 Guidelines

  • All tourist vehicles must be licensed by the Ministry of Works and Transport and attached to tourism companies registered and licensed by the Uganda Tourism Board.
  • The tourist vehicles must be licensed, insured, with masks, sanitizers, spaced visitor seating, proper vehicle labeling and belonging to a UTB licensed tour company.
  • The guide driving the vehicle must have a negative PCR test taken within 48Hours before the trip started.
  • All vehicles should leave the driver co seat vacant and reduce seating capacity to allow proper spacing of not less than 1.5 meters.
  • Vehicle occupants and the driver must wear masks and sanitize regularly
  • Guests onboard must carry their vaccination cards, negative PCR test certificates, passports and their air tickets ready for inspection on the spot.
  • All tourists are encouraged to carry their detailed travel itineraries, especially for inter-district routes.
  • The driver/guide must have proper identification, a negative PCR certificate, the journey’s itinerary, proof of bookings for accommodation and park entry permits for all the guests onboard.
  • COVID-19 SOPs must be adhered to in tourist vehicles with attention to social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing.
  • Breach of condition automatically cancels the sticker, and the sticker is withdrawn, and the company suspended.
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