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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Uganda

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This article was published on June 16, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Uganda?

You can enter Uganda providing you follow the COVID-19 requirements presented below. 

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Can I enter Uganda if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Uganda if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if it has been at least 14 days since you completed your vaccination course at the time of departure.

As of April 2022, two vaccine drugs are approved in Uganda:

  • Astra Zeneca / Oxford
  • CoronaVac

Travel documents if I am fully vaccinated 

  • The negative result of a PCR taken no more than 72 hours before arrival
  • A certificate confirming your vaccination status

Children under six are exempt from testing and vaccination requirements providing they are accompanied by eligible adults.

Can I enter Uganda if I am unvaccinated?

Unvaccinated travelers can enter Uganda.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

  • The negative result of a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival

Please be aware that you are obliged to present a negative test result even if you have recently recovered from COVID-19.

Children under six are exempt from testing requirements provided they are accompanied by eligible adults.

Can I leave Uganda?

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can leave Uganda. COVID-19 limits are still in place in most countries. Please ensure that you are aware of the entry requirements at your destination country. Certain countries demand that travelers take pre-departure tests regardless of their vaccination status.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming your vaccination status
  • A negative PCR test result obtained no more than 72 hours before departing from Uganda

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country, or
  • A negative PCR test no older than 72 hours at the time of departure from Uganda

This is the requirement according to the regulations in Uganda. Please also be sure to check the requirements at your destination country.

COVID-19 situation in Uganda currently

As of April 2022, COVID-19 remains a risk in Uganda.

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FAQs 

Is it safe to travel to Uganda right now?

International travel to Uganda is safe providing you adhere to the following rules:

  • Wearing masks is mandatory in indoor public places
  • Restaurants and bars require proof of vaccination on entry

In addition, boda bodas (motorcycle taxis) can only operate until 19:00.

Is Kampala open for travel now?

The capital of Uganda is open for tourists now. Please note that the restrictions in place are the same as those in the rest of the country.

Do I have to go into quarantine if I go to Uganda?

Foreign travelers do not have to self-isolate upon arrival in Uganda.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Uganda?

At present, there is no single health pass in use among foreign travelers. It is recommended that you use your origin country’s application, but also that you carry paper copies of your documents.

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