UPDATE 27 MARCH 2022
Uganda drops covid tests for fully vaccinated travelers
Uganda has suspended covid tests for fully vaccinated travelers into or out of the country. With immediate effect from 27 March 2022, Uganda’s health ministry advises:
· Requirement for PCR test done within 72 hours preboarding for all incoming travelers is suspended with immediate effect (27 March 2022) for those who are fully vaccinated
· All inbound and outbound travelers will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccinations except for travelers aged 5 years and below.
· 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 arrival.
· Travelers below 5 years of age are not required to present a negative PCR test upon arrival or departure
· Fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear face masks when they are outdoors provided there are no crowds
· Wearing of face masks when one is indoors or in closed spaces like public transport, shops, schools, and offices etc. where 2 meters distance can’t be observed with other individuals is required whether one is vaccinated or not
For the purpose of COVID19 surveillance among travelers, Uganda’s health ministry will be undertaking scheduled and random sampling for COVID testing for inbound travelers. The details of random targeting will be announced in due course.
Download Uganda Ministry of Health press statement on the suspension of PCR tests for inbound and outbound travelers (a pdf document). Copy and paste link in browser: https://bit.ly/3vsQtr6
Earlier: 17 February 2022
No covid test for travel to Uganda
Uganda’s ministry of health has suspended all mandatory covid19 testing for incoming travelers at Entebbe Airport. The removal of covid tests on arrival takes effect from 16 February 2022.
This means all travelers to Uganda do not require to test before travel. In a statement by the ministry of health, the decision was made due to the decline in cases and a lower threat from variants.
Only travelers going out of Uganda are still required to take the covid test 72 hours before boarding and flying out of Uganda.