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Important Updates on Entry Criteria to Uganda

The Government of Uganda now requires all travellers, including children, irrespective of vaccination status or country of origin, to arrive with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel AND carry out a PCR test at their own cost (USD $65) on arrival at all entry points into Uganda including Entebbe International Airport. This new measure will be effective from 3rd September 2021. This is to ensure that we limit the spread of variants and avoid importation into the country.

Flights arriving from INDIA are no longer suspended. India will be treated the same as other category 2 countries and passengers will be required to arrive with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel AND carry out a PCR test at their own cost on arrival.

Upon arrival All Passengers will be transferred to the nearby testing facility set up by the government of Uganda. Uganda Tourism Board have put in place a process for on-arrival testing by registering online (https://testandfly.co.ug/tourist-order) at least one week before arrival at a cost of $55 as detailed on their site. We encourage guests to use this process and pay the fee on arrival in USD cash.

On arrival passengers will clear customs and immigration, collect their luggage and proceed to the UTB help desk. The representative will check their registration online and with connect passengers with their guide who will transport them to the testing facility located 5 minutes drive from the airport. After testing, results will take 1- 2 hours (opposed to the 4 hours stated by the government) and if negative can continue with their onward journey. If the result is positive the ministry of health will determine if the passenger needs to self isolate at the designated hotel or be taken to a government hospital for treatment.

If passengers are connecting on a domestic flight to Bwindi, they have to wait for their results and they will then be transported back to the airport in time for their flight, if they are continuing to Entebbe they can wait at the UTB designated hotels in Entebbe.

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