Fully Vaccinated Travelers Require No Test At Entebbe Airport
With the need to limit importation of the new covid-19 variants, Uganda put up strict measures at its international entry point, EBB airport. Right now travelers from India are not allowed into the country.
Those from category two countries are advised to avoid non-essential travel to the country or come and you will do an arrival test.
Categorization is done basing on the country’s rate of active cases and deaths in the past three months.
Nations with worse statistics are listed in categories one and two. Category one only has India and those in tier two are UK, USA, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Turkey, South Africa, South Sudan, Kenya, and Tanzania.
According to a statement released by the Health Ministry, only people who are fully vaccinated will not have to do an arrival test at Entebbe International Airport plus those who come from nations not named above. The tests cost USD 65.
Dr. Charles Olaro, the acting Director-General of Health Services says they have exempted travelers who have fully got the COVID-19 vaccine because they believe that they will not be able to spread the virus.
” People who are vaccinated have lower chances of being infected with the disease. In the same way, we believe that they are safe and will not worsen the situation here,” said Dr. Olaro.
He as well requested travelers to be sure that there are only immunized with approved international vaccines.
So far AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson& Johnson, and Sinopharm are the only approved vaccines by the World Health Organization.