By Echonews Admin
Kampala: As Uganda continues to battle with the second of Covid-19 with the highest numbers recorded in recent weeks since the second wave was declared, Entebbe international Airport together with national Courier Uganda Airlines have issued new strict Covid-19 guidelines for both arriving and departing travellers aimed at preventing further spread of Covid-19.
According to a statement from Uganda airlines, the new guidelines are as follows;
- Entebbe International Airport Port Health shall approve for arrival or departure negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate done within 120 hours from the time of sample collection.
- Travelers en route to ElA must have had a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 120 hours from the time of sample collection and hold a certificate without which he/she will not be allowed to enter Uganda.
- Travel from Category1 countries remains suspended except for returning Ugandans adding that all arriving passengers from category 1 and 2 countries will be subjected to a PCR COVID-19 test on arrival in Uganda, at the traveler’s own cost.
- The category two countries also include the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania.
- Category 3-All countries not in Categories 1 & 2. These will not be subjected to PCR test on arrival.
- Individuals from Category 2 countries who have received full COVID-19 vaccination and have no sign of COVID-19 will be exempted from PCR tests on arrival.
- Travelers departing Entebbe International Airport are required to know, understand, and interpret the COVID-19 requirement of the country they are traveling to.
- Passengers traveling out of the country will be required to have an Authentic Valid Negative PCR test Certificate and abide by the travel, health, and COVID-19 related requirements of the destination Country.
- Passengers arriving in CURFEW TIME with a valid air ticket and boarding pass shall be allowed to proceed to their hotels andor residences.
- Passengers departing in CURFEW TIME with a valid air ticket shall be allowed to proceed to their destination airport. Drivers should have evidence that they come from the Airport to drop or pick up passengers.
Last week, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of schools and suspended all political, religious, and cultural gatherings for 42 days in an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus.
Uganda has registered its highest number of cases after the cases significantly dropped from December last year.
In his national address, Museveni banned public transport between districts and limited the number of people going to work, among other restrictions.