As COVID-19 infections subside across the country, the Ministry of Health has eased some travel restrictions to allow to create a favourable environment for travel to return to normal.
The latest (April 26, 2022) announcement from the MoH says all inbound and outbound travellers will have to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination, except for travellers aged five years and below.
The requirement for a negative PCR test done 72 hours pre-boarding for all incoming and outbound travellers is suspended for those fully vaccinated. There is an exception for outbound if it is a requirement of the destination country or the carrier airline.
Yes, Uganda is open to international travel and tourism. The Uganda-Rwanda borders, all international borders and Entebbe International Airport (the only one in the country) are open for inbound/outbound traffic, with restrictions.
Complete your Covid-19 Vaccination. Or, take a COVID PCR Test 72 hours before you travel, if you are NOT vaccinated, and carry the negative test certificate with you. Wear a mask if you have to use public transportation or when in small spaces with crowds. Follow the hotel’s SOPs when you check in and avoid crowded places.
Although there’s no more mandatory COVID testing for all arriving passengers, there are screaming procedures like temperature checks at entry points. If arriving tourists are asymptomatic or with mild disease, they will be managed in the designated tourists’ hotels. No requirement for a negative COVID-19 PCR test Certificate taken within 72 hours for fully vaccinated travellers. Proof of vaccination is required.
All travellers should process their visas online at visas.immigration.go.ug. There will be no visas at entry points.
No. Covid testing for all incoming visitors to Uganda was suspended by the Ministry of Health at the beginning of February 2022.
Yes! After processing with immigration, travelers will proceed to the designated area for transfers and taxis on arrival at Entebbe Airport. Your Uganda safari trip operator will transport you straight to your hotel, or your hotel concierge picks you up.
Yes, national parks in Uganda are open for tourism since September 2020. Under the management of UWA, national parks allow residents and foreign non-residents to enter and see the animals with strict operating procedures. Some of the most important procedures include mandatory wearing of facemasks, regular hand sanitization, keeping ten meters away from the animals, not feeding the animals, no sedans, and overcrowded vehicles in the park, among other SOPs
Yes, it is safe to see the primates in Uganda. Gorilla trekking permits and chimpanzee tracking permits are issued by UWA, allowing anyone to be escorted into the gorilla jungles by rangers and trackers. Mountain gorillas and chimpanzees are a jewel of Uganda and are guarded jealously by the conservation office, which has strict guidelines for seeing them. You must have your facemask on, keep a reasonable distance of 10 meters from the primates and observe other regular operating procedures to protect you and the animals.
No, you can not get a Uganda entry visa on arrival anymore since June 2021. Uganda entry visas are now processed online at visas.immigration.go.ug. You’ll be required to have a 6-months valid passport and a fee of $50. If you’re traveling with a local operator, make sure to include their contact numbers and address for faster processing.
Booking a Uganda safari with Nkuringo Safaris is as simple and exciting as buying a plane ticket to visit your frat friends. Nkuringo Safaris owns and operated award-winning safari lodges in Uganda, safari vehicles, and a specialized team of local consultants at your service. Our vehicles have been licensed to travel during the lockdown and all our partner properties, lodges, and camps vetted for COVID-19 operating standards to assure you of your protection.
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