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COVID-19: TRAVELLING FROM AND TO UGANDA

Wednesday, 6th April 2022
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND PROCEDURES IN RELATION TO COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS AT ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

1.    What are the requirements for arriving passengers to Uganda?
Arriving passengers should hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours from the time of sample collection to boarding aircraft leaving country of origin.

2.    What are the other requirements/arrival process for arriving passengers?
  • All passengers will be required to go through the recommended Port health procedure of identifying body temperature and symptoms.
  •  Please note that the mandatory testing of all incoming passengers at Entebbe International Airport was suspended effective February 16, 2022.

3.    What are the COVID 19 PCR test requirements in relation to children?
  • Children below six (6) years will be exempted from the requirement for a negative PCR test certificate if they are accompanied by parents holding a negative COVID -19 PCR test certificate.

4.    What are the requirements for departing passengers?
  • Passengers departing Uganda through Entebbe International Airport (EIA) must have an authentic negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours from the time of sample collection to boarding aircraft. In case the destination country's PCR test time requirements call for less hours, that takes priority.
  • Passengers departing EIA are required to know, understand, and interpret COVID-19 requirements of the country they are traveling to.
  • All COVID-19 PCR test certificates for departing passengers MUST indicate TRAVEL as the intended purpose of test.

5.    What are the requirements for air transportation of human remains into the country?
  • The following conditions should be fulfilled:
  • Medical certificate of cause of death
  • Post-mortem report or Comprehensive Medical Report from the attending doctor/health facility
  • Embalming certificate (including embalming certificate for death due to COVID-19)
  • Copy of passport/identification document of the deceased (The original passport/travel document/identification document to be presented to immigration authorities)
  • Import license/import authorization from the Director General of Health Services
  • Appropriate packaging - wrapped in a waterproof body bag then placed in a zinc lined coffin and outer metal or wooden box
  • The documents will be verified by Port Health and the casket shall be decontaminated by Port Health on arrival
  • The burial of bodies of COVID-19 victims will be conducted following the existing procedure for scientific burials.
For Updated Information visit: https://caa.go.ug/frequesntly-asked-questions-and-procedures-in-relation-to-covid-19-requirements-at-entebbe-international-airport/


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