S22/21 COVID-19 HEALTH MEASURES FOR ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has issued the following directives effective October 27, 2021 until further notice on COVID-19 health measures at Entebbe International Airport.
- All arriving passengers at Entebbe International Airport will be subjected to COVID-19 test, regardless of country of origin or vaccination status.
- The only exemptions are;
- Children below 6 years
- Airline crew with evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination.
- 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 in (3) above 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 in (5) above who progress to severe disease will be transferred to the hospitals of their choice.
- Arriving passengers will pay USD 30 or the equivalent in Uganda Shillings for the COVID-19 PCR test.
- The Payments in (7) above may be done online or on arrival using Point Of Sales machines, mobile money or cash.
- 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 COVID-19 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.
- 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.
- Air transportation of human remains into the country is allowed if the following conditions are 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 an outer metal or wooden box.
- The document will be verified by port health and the casket on arrival shall be decontaminated by port health.
- The burial of bodies of COVID-19 victims will be conducted following the existing procedures for scientific burials.
- To bring human remains in the country clearance MUST be obtained from Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs.
(AIP SUP 21/21 is hereby replaced)