Barien Safaris regularly updates Uganda travel restrictions to give you the latest travel restrictions related to COVID-19 in Uganda. Last updated on: Thursday, November 10, 2021
Tourism in Uganda remains open and accessible to all. To continuously explore and relish Uganda’s beauty, we call upon all Ugandans and tourists to be vigilant and follow the recommended measures by the Ministry of Health and report any suspicious cases through these toll-free numbers: 0800 100066 and 0800 203033.
This Covid-19 information will help you plan your safari trip to Uganda and fix the best dates to travel to Uganda.
Airport & Border Travel Restrictions
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has issued the following directives effective 27th October 2021 until further notice, on COVID-19 health measures at Entebbe International Airport:
- All arriving passengers at Entebbe International Airport will be subjected to a COVID-19 test, regardless of country of origin or vaccination status for a cost of USD 30 per person. Children below 6 years and airline crew with vaccination proof are exempt. Pre-book your PCR test at arrivals.healthdesk.go.ug
- After having their samples for COVID-19 taken, all travelers will be allowed to proceed home or to their hotels for self-isolation until they receive their results. The test results will be sent to their phones/emails or they can personally check at arrivals.healthdesk.go.ug/results/check with the travel document number & DoB.
- Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 on arrival will be provided psychological support and transferred to the gazetted public and private treatment facilities where they will be managed for 7 days and discharged on a negative PCR test. The treatment for passengers for travelers that test positive will be free in the Public Hospitals. However, Passengers who opt for Private Hospitals will meet their costs.
- In the case of arriving tourists, if they are asymptomatic or with mild disease, they will be managed in the designated tourists Hotels. The tourists who progress to severe disease will be transferred to the hospitals of
- All travelers whose body temperature is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F), do not have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms shall be allowed to enter or depart Uganda.
- Entebbe International Airport Port Health shall approve for arrival or departure a negative COVID19 PCR test certificate undertaken within 72 hours from the time of sample collection. This excludes transit time at the terminal building.
- Travellers who have had COVID-19 vaccination and hold certificate must still present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours from the time of sample collection to boarding aircraft. This is because the vaccine is not 100% protective, and it also takes several days/weeks to begin protection.
- Passengers travelling out of the country, will be required to have negative COVID-19 PCR test Certificate taken within 72 hours from the time of sample collection. They will abide by the health travel requirements of the destination country.
- There’s a nationwide curfew from 19:00 to 05:00. Passengers arriving in the curfew time, and/or from districts beyond Kampala with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their hotels and/or residences. Passengers departing in the curfew time, and/or from districts beyond Kampala with a valid air ticket shall be allowed to proceed to their destination airport by presentation of the passenger ticket to the authorities as evidence of going to the airport. Drivers should have evidence that they have come from the Airport (such as Airport parking ticket or passenger ticket) to drop or pick-up passengers
All Uganda visas are processed online at visas.immigration.go.ug. No visa processing at entry points. You’ll need a six months valid passport and yellow fever vaccination certificate to be allowed entry.