No PCR testing for fully vaccinated passengers traveling to Uganda
The Ministry of Health in Uganda has updated travel restrictions and testing requirements for outbound and incoming travelers. The requirements of incoming and outgoing travelers at Entebbe International Airport have been adjusted as below.
- All inbound and outbound travelers will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, except for travelers aged 5 years and below.
- Requirement for negative PCR test done within 72 hours pre-boarding for all incoming travelers is suspended with immediate effect for those who are fully vaccinated.
- Requirement for negative PCR test done within 72 hours for all outbound travelers is suspended with immediate effect for those who are fully vaccinated, except where it is a requirement of the destination country or the carrier airline.
- Travelers with partial or no vaccination will be required to present a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of travel.
- Travelers below 5 years are not required to present a negative PCR test upon arrival or departure.
To ensure appropriate COVID-19 surveillance among travelers, the ministry will be undertaking scheduled and random sampling for COVID-19 testing for inbound travelers. The details of this random targeted testing will be communicated in due course.
The Ministry would also like to advise as follows:
- Fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear face masks when they are outdoors provided there are no crowds.
- Wearing face masks when one is indoors or in closed spaces like public transport, shops, schools, offices, etc. where 2-meter distancing can’t be observed with other individuals is required whether one is vaccinated or not
- The vulnerable or high-risk population i.e., elderly aged 50 years and above and young people living with co-morbidities irrespective of age are advised to wear a face mask at all times, whether vaccinated or not.
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