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Coronavirus COVID-19 Travel Guide for Uganda

 

Kara-Tunga, Karamoja Tours (Northeast Uganda) specialist is committed to providing accurate information for travellers to Uganda and Karamoja in particular. We have consolidated links to sites about COVID-19 below, so you can easily access the resources you need to make informed travel decisions.

 

Last updated: June 22, 2020

Most important updates:

  • Private and public transport will now be allowed to reopen, with exception of the following 10 bordering districts: Rakai, Kyotera, Nebbi, Amuru, Gulu, Moyo, Adjumani, Zombo, Buikwe and Busia.
  • Private vehicles are allowed to carry 4 people including the driver.

Ugandan government

The Ugandan border is closed to all non-essential travel, but remains open for the shipment of goods and key supplies. The latest border information is here.

  • The latest Government of Uganda information for travel is here.
  • The latest World Health Organization (WHO) information is here.

Public and private transport

With exception of 10 bordering districts (Rakai, Kyotera, Nebbi, Amuru, Gulu, Moyo, Adjumani, Zombo, Buikwe and Busia), private and public transport will now be allowed to reopen provided they carry half their normal passenger capacity. Private cars are allowed to drive as long as the car does not carry more than 4 people, including the driver.

Public and private transport is permitted in any district in the Karamoja subregion from June 22nd, 2020.

Boda bodas (motor taxi’s) and Tuku-tukus are not permitted to carry passengers but they’re allowed to continue carrying only cargo.

Curfew

There’s a nationwide curfew in place from 19:00 hrs until 06:30 hrs.

Hospitality and Tourism

Food restaurants and hotels are open as long as the clients observe social-distancing and there is no air-conditioning which spreads the virus. Gyms, saloons, saunas, clubs still banned.

National parks and wildlife reserves

Uganda Wildlife Authority: Uganda’s Savannah parks are open for tourism. However, Primate parks remain closed until further notice.

 

  • Find latest information about Uganda’s national parks and wildlife reserves on the official twitter account of the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
  • Find latest information about Uganda’s National Forest Reserves on the official twitter account of Uganda’s National Forest Authority.

Prevention & Planning

Uganda’s Ministry of Health is actively monitoring the current outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). You can find preventative information here on their website.

Travel advisory

Travellers to Uganda and in Uganda are encouraged to read the Ministry of Health  notices here.

Flights and Border Services

In efforts to curb COVID-19, all incoming and outbound commercial passenger flights are suspended till further notice. Learn more on Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority website.

More information about the latest travel and entry restrictions can be found via the IATA Travel Center website: Interactive Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel Regulations Map.

Airlines

View the full list of airlines flying on Uganda’s main international airport ‘Entebbe International Airport (EBB)’ on airport’s website.

 

  • Air Uganda
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Eagle Air
  • Egypt Air
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Fly540
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Skyjet Aviation
  • South African Airways
  • Rwandair Express

Hotel association

The Hotel Association of Uganda is updating their information here.

How to stay healthy

The World Health Organization recommends that individuals:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough
  • Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or for non-emergency situations only.
  • Uganda’s Ministry of Health has a COVID-19 information line at: 0800-100-066 or 0800-303-033 or 0800-203-033 or 919

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