Uganda borders reopen for Tourism and Travel
The long wait is over…Uganda borders are open to travel and you are all welcome!!
Is there somewhere you want to be, some where you could be? a tour to Uganda will have you discover and tick it off a lot on your travel check-list.
Uganda is the last of East African countries to open its borders following Rwanda that opened last month and has no restrictions on which countries enter. Since total lockdown in March, Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport is now open and has been receiving tourists since the 1st of this month.
The international Airport of Entebbe -the official entry point into this land locked country- has been closed since late March till September during lock down to combat the spread of Covid 19 virus. These 6 months have given the Aviation industry in Uganda to prepare for the re-opening and ensure that your travel is not in any way affected by the pandemic while prioritizing the health of visitors/tourists as well as the ground staff.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) issued a statement for the opening of the primate parks after passing the new regulations which tourists should observe to avoid infecting the primates with Covid-19. The rest of the savannah parks were open since June and have been receiving a growing number of local tourists. This has encouraged most tour operators to consider having enticing and affordable packages for the local market.
This translates for opening all the airfields in the remote areas with access to Conservation areas too.
Depending on the preferred means of transport: air or by road, below are the regulations that all travellers entering or leaving the country should know;
- Mandatory PCR Covid-19 testing for both incoming (not be longer than 72 hours prior to boarding the aircraft enroute Uganda) and out going passengers. The latter are required to present a negative test results taken no longer than 120 hours prior to departure.
Good news being: no quarantine is required once the test results prove negative and the visitor is non-symptomatic.
- All visitors are cautioned to wear face masks all the time while out in public
- Everyone will be subjected to screening for high temperatures
- Social distancing of 1.5 meters is mandatory.
- “Any symptomatic passenger will be taken to Entebbe Referral Hospital, tested, and quarantined for 24-48 hours pending results” as stated the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority.
- Nation-wide curfew time runs from 2100hr until 6am (EAT) is still ongoing.
- Every ground staff from arrival, to the team at the accommodation properties, driver-guides until the end of your journey out of the country are well prepared and routinely briefed on how to make every traveler’s stay comfortable, safe with service as natural as possible to create the ultimate safari memories.
Uganda as a destination is rich in culture, diverse wildlife combined with an abundant birdlife and scenery that will marvel any traveler is also gifted with water bodies so beautiful, they have gathered many for both research and leisure travel.
Check out some of our Uganda wildlife & Gorilla safaris that go beyond the highlights of this region giving you a feel that is customised to suit your adventurous spirit.