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No PCR tests required for fully vacincated passengers travelling to Uganda
The Ministry of Health in Uganda has updated its policy on arriving and departing passengers in Uganda with immediate effect. The requirement of PCR testing by all incoming and outgoing travellers at Entebbe International Airport has been adjusted as follows:
All in-bound and outbound travellers will be required to show proof of full COVID -19 vaccination, except for travellers aged 5 years and below.
Requirement for negative PCR test done within 72 hours prior to boardng for all incoming travellers is suspended with immediate effect for those who are fully vaccinated.
Requirement for negative PCR test done within 72 hours for all outbound travellers is suspended with immediate effect for those who are fully vaccinated, expect where it is a requirement of the destination country or the carrier airline.
Travelllers with partical or not vaccination will be required to present a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of travel.
Travellers below 5 years are not required to present a negative PCR test upon arrival or departure.
To ensure appropriate COVID-19 surveillance amoung travellers, the Ministry will be undertaking scheduled and random sampling for COVID-19 testing for inbound travellers. The details of this random targeted testing will be communicated in due course.
The Ministry would also like to advise as follows:
Fully vaccindated 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 meter distancing can't be observed with other individuals is required whether one is vaccinated or not.
The vulnerable or high risk population ie: elderly aged 50 years and above and young people living with co-morbidities irrespective of age are advised to wear a face mask at all times, whether vaccinated or not.
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