Ugandan Borders and Entebbe International Airport now open to Tourists and Commercial Passenger Flights
Uganda is open to international travel and tourism. Entebbe International Airport, is the only operational international airport of Uganda. Together with the borders, it was closed to travelers on the 20th March 2020. This was done as a measure to control the spread of Corona Virus, COVID-19. After a 6 months’ period of waiting, and hoping for the restarting of tourism in the country; it came to reality on the 1st October 2020, when the Entebbe Airport and the international borders were re-opened to the travelers.
A number of international regional and local airlines had already been cleared to operate, and are flying to Entebbe international airport. Some these include; Brussels airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Rwanda Air, Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania and the one-and-only Uganda Airlines among others.
People from all countries are allowed to enter Uganda, without discrimination in the originating country of the travel. The only requirement is; the traveler must have tested negative to COVID-19 within 72 hours before arrival in Uganda. Upon arrival you will be require to present a valid and authentic PCR certificate with the negative results, similarly before departure.
Every traveler is required to strictly follow the planned itinerary of their safari or holiday, should not mix with the local population.
In addition, you are also required to observe all the necessary Standard Operating Procedures set in the places you visit for your safety and the safety of those you interact with.
All national parks and tourism centers in Uganda, including primate parks are open and accessible to all travelers amidst observing established Covid-19 SoPs.
Vaccination against Covid-19.
The long await dream came true when the Ugandan government managed to purchase AstraZeneca vaccines, from the Serum Institute India and shipped into the country to save the population from this pandemic.
According to the the ourworldindata.org; by May 2021, 542,000 dozes of the AstraZeneca vaccine had been given out, while 4,129 people were been fully vaccinated.
At Valiant Safaris, your safety and that of our staff and the communities where we carry out the safaris is at the apex. We maximally observe all the Standard Operating Procedures from the start to the end of your itinerary while in our vehicles and the places we visit to minimize the chances of infection. We always equip our vehicles with face masks and alcoholic hand sanitizers prior to the travel, in addition to ensuring that our staff get fully vaccinated against covid-19.
Together we fight cvid-19 and soon we shall fully recover and get back to normal.
Stay Safe Travel Safe!
For more information;
Uganda Ministry of Health