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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Uganda
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Uganda
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Areas within 18.6 miles (30km) of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan borders


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Very Low -

No restrictions on inbound travel.

No arrival restrictions based on passport and no quarantine necessary.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? Yes
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
Flights to and from India are suspended until further notice effective from 1 May.
(Until further notice)
Entry rules

- Travellers from India are banned from entry. This directive is also applicable to travellers who have been in India in the last 14 days.

- Any arriving passengers who exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will be transported to an isolation centre for a COVID-19 test and must remain there, at their own cost, until the results of the test are received. Travellers who test positive will be taken to a Ministry of Health facility for treatment, or given the option to be repatriated, at their own cost.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe

- All travellers must present a negative COVID-19 certificate taken within a period of 120 hours prior to departure from an accredited facility in their originating country. Please note that the 120 hours begin on the day the sample is collected for testing. The laboratory administering the test must be approved by the country where the test is being taken.

- Travellers from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival to Uganda. Travellers will be directed to a nearby testing sites; they may choose either to wait there until results become available or check-in to designated hotels at their own cost. Anyone who tests positive (including children) will be taken to a Ministry of Health designated COVID-19 isolation facility. According to the US embassy, vaccinated travellers from the aforementioned countries would also have to undergo the test upon arrival. Fully vaccinated travellers should confirm this requirement with their respective embassy/airlines.

- Foreign nationals without a negative PCR test will not be allowed to board the inbound flight or will be denied entry on arrival.

- Ugandan nationals should also present a PCR test upon arrival.

• Exemptions

​Infants of three years of age and under are exempt from producing a test result, provided the accompanying parents have negative test certificates.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? Yes
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
- Departing travellers should present a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate issued within 120 hours before travel. Some airlines may request a PCR test taken within less time. Consult with individual airlines.
- Those intending to travel must have a PCR certificate with 'travel' stated as the intended purpose on the document. In special cases where travellers are not required to present a negative PCR test in their destination country, they will need to present a clearance letter from their destination country to be able to board the flight.
(Until further notice)
Other
- Passengers arriving or departing from Entebbe International Airport can only be picked up or dropped off by a maximum of three people, including the driver, in order to avoid crowding. Vehicles with more than the authorised number of people will not be allowed access to the airport.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)
Curfews and lockdowns
- A nightly curfew is in place from 21.00 to 05.30.
- Passengers travelling on flights departing between 21.00 and 05.30 will be allowed to travel to the airport if they can present a valid ticket. Drivers should have with them documented evidence of their connection to passengers arriving at or departing from the airport in order to facilitate passage through police checkpoints enforcing the nationwide curfew.
- An inter-district travel ban is in effect until at least 22 July except within Greater Kampala (Kampala city, Mukono and Wakiso). Cargo trucks, registered tourist travel vehicles and service vehicles are exempt from the restrictions.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Uganda

COVID-19 information for Uganda

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Road safety and petty crime are the foremost risks to business travellers. Nevertheless, the absence of government and security infrastructure in some remote parts of the country, particularly in the north-eastern Karamoja region, contributes to increased lawlessness and banditry, including cattle-rustling raids and roadside armed robbery. Although many rebel groups have withdrawn into central Africa, militant remnants present a potential security risk in border areas with Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. Border areas with Congo (DRC), including the districts of Arua, Nebbi, Bundibugyo, Kasese, Kanungu and Kisoro, are prone to occasional instability. In addition, the twin bombings in Kampala in July 2010 by Somalia-based insurgent group al-Shabab highlighted the latent risk posed by occasional high-impact attacks by militant Islamist groups, including against ‘soft' targets such as recreational facilities.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Uganda
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverUganda is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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