Uganda to maintain Travel restrictions at Entebbe Airport

Travelers departing and arriving at Entebbe International Airport are still required to present a negative PCR Corona Virus test taken within 72 hours, despite the recent drop in new cases of Covid-19.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement released on the 29th of March 2022 revealed the position of the ministry in regards to relaxing requirements for travel at Uganda’s gateway.

“A meeting of Ministry of Health Top Management and Development Partners that met today 29th March, 2022 resolved that; a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours is still a requirement for both departing and arriving passengers at Entebbe International Airport.The purpose of this letter is to communicate to you this position and to request you to continue implementing the requirement at the Airport.” the statement read

However, The Health Ministry in concert joined other East African countries to unwind requirements for entry and exit for travelers using land border points such as Rwanda and Kenya.

Speaking to the Press on Wednesday, the Minister of Health, Jane Aceng revealed that the move is to abate any likelihood of any covid outbreak since the airport has travelers from high-risk areas.

The Minister also revealed that the country is in a bid to vaccinate at least 70% of its population by the end of this year to ensure hard immunity against the novel disease.

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