This is the second case of the Ebola Sudan strain in Uganda. The first case reported in 2012 ended with no secondary transmission after successful intervention by health workers.Just like the cases successfully handled before.
Uganda has adjusted it’s entry and exit requirements to the following; All in- bound and outbound travellers will be required to show proof of full COVID 19 vaccination except for travellers aged 5 years and below. Requirement for negative PCR test done in 72 hours.
Uganda on Monday lifted its two-year COVID-19 curfew, allowing bars and nightspots to re-open. Excited revelers celebrated the end of one of the world’s longest lockdowns. A reveler who only identified herself as Peace said she has been drinking every night of the lockdown.
The B.1.1.529 variant of SARS-CoV2, also known as Omicron, was first identified by scientists in South Africa in a specimen collected on 9th November 2021 and later from specimens collected between the12th – 20th November 2021, from Gauteng, South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong and subsequently reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on 24th November 2021.
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.
The last important reason as to why you should go on Safari during COVID-19 is that safari adventures will be among the finest of all time during this period. There have been amazing safari experiences during COVID. This is because less poaching, less human interaction,
Uganda has lifted some COVID-19 restrictions after 42 days, while others stay in place. The lockdown of schools remains until, the government says, some essential workers including health workers, security personnel, teachers, and those over 45 years old, are vaccinated.
All arrivals from Category 1 (India) and Category 2 countries (USA, UK, UAE, Turkey, South Africa, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, and Tanzania) to Uganda will be subjected to PCR COVID-19 testing on arrival, regardless of vaccination status.
All tourist vehicles must be licensed by the Ministry of Works and Transport and attached to tourism companies registered and licensed by Uganda Tourism Board. All tourists are encouraged to carry their detailed travel itineraries especially for inter-district routes. All tourist guides accompanying tourists must carry their identification.
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.