Uganda’s president announced Sunday that the country’s international airport and land borders will reopen and resume operations for tourists after a more than six-month closure as part of measures against the spread of COVID-19. Yoweri Museveni’s announcement came during his 20th address to the nation […]
UCAA announces tentative date for reopening Entebbe Airport The director wrote to airline bosses, including those of Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopia Airways, Kenya Airways, Rwanda Air and Uganda Airlines on September 8, informing them of the development. The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) issued […]
Kenya has become the latest African country to announce dates for the resumption of scheduled flights, amid reports that its flag carrier plans to make job cuts ahead of a possible nationalisation. The Kenyan government says domestic flights will be allowed to resume on 15 […]
Already, 260 tourists who had made bookings prior to the country’s lockdown, on Wednesday reported at the Katungulu entry point of the Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda after the announcement. TOURISM Uganda has re-opened its doors to tourism, the Government has announced.
Kenya will allow international flights to resume on 1st August 2020. The World Travel and Tourism Council has given Kenya the Safe Travel Stamp, acknowledging that Kenya has adopted the global standards in health and hygiene in a post Covid-19 world. Rwanda also opened their borders to all countries, however with some very strict rules.
A potential coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has produced a promising immune response in a large, early-stage human trial, according to newly released data published Monday in the medical journal The Lancet. The researchers are calling their experimental vaccine ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222).
The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) and the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) have designed a protocol on the preparedness and response for Covid-19 outbreak for the tourism and hospitality industry in Uganda mainly to assist and guide tourism and hospitality enterprises along the tourism value chain during the Covid 19 -post lockdown.
One list contains 47 countries and includes only those nations with an infection rate lower than the E.U. average. The other longer list has 54 countries and also includes those nations with slightly worse case rates than the E.U. average, going up to 20 new cases per 100,000 people.
On 18 March, public gatherings including places of worship, pubs, weddings, music shows, rallies and cultural meetings were suspended for 32 days with immediate effect. Foreigners and Ugandans arriving in the country will be put under 14-day mandatory quarantine in hotels designated by the government that are in Entebbe,
Recommendations for international travellers. Perform hand hygiene frequently, particularly after contact with respiratory secretions. Hand hygiene includes either cleaning hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub. Alcohol-based hand rubs are preferred if hands are not visibly soiled; wash hands with soap and water when they are visibly soiled;