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Uganda Lifts Ban on Flights From India

After a great assessment on current Covid-19 infections in India, Uganda is deciding to ease the limitations on all passenger flights from India effective, 20th August 2021.

India is removed from category 1 and now it’s listed amongst the category 2 countries. This was announced by Dr. Ruth Aceng, the minister of health as below.

“Travelers from India are required to come with results of a negative PCR test done 72 hours prior to travel and will be subjected to mandatory PCR testing upon arrival irrespective of the vaccination status.”

Moreover, Dr. Aceng said that with effect from 3 September 2021, all travelers including children are required to arrive with a negative PCR test done 72 hours prior to travel.

The directive is available for everyone irrespective of vaccination status or country of origin. “They will also be required to undergo mandatory screening and a PCR test at their own cost,” Aceng noted.

Under the new arrangements, any traveler who tests negative for COVID-19 will be allowed to proceed with the journey.

Then those who test positive will be taken to isolation centers. Children under 18 years who react positively to the test will be allowed to undergo home quarantine with their parents.

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