Health, Suffering the same fate as the rest of the world in the latest Covid-19 pandemic. Uganda managed to keep the virus at bay following the strict rules that were put in place by government. Including days of national lockdown to prevent the massive spread of the disease. In 2010 there was an outbreak of yellow fever in northern Uganda. And an Ebola outbreak in western Uganda in 2008. Malaria is also high during the rainy season. But the country has been able to successfully manage these outbreaks over years.

Medical services in Uganda are readily available  in the urban areas of the country. And not so reliable in the country sides most especially where the parks are located. Therefore, travelers are advised to carry their own immediate preventative medication although first aid is always on standby. It is paramount to have adequate travel health insurance and funds which you may use to easily access or cover medical treatment that you may need.

Medical facilities in Uganda

Uganda has a fair number of excellent medical private clinics and hospitals largely located in the urban areas and not so good facilities in the rural areas. Consultation fees and laboratory fees are payable, so you should not be discouraged from seeking medical attention because of finances. You can access most of the antibiotics and malaria drugs throughout the country.

Covid-19 travel restrictions

Ministry of Health suspended the 72-hour negative PCR test certificate requirement for those coming and leaving the country who are fully vaccinated unless it is a requirement at your destination country or airline.

Mandatory testing on arrival is no longer required.

All inbound and outbound travelers are required to show proof of a complete Covid-19 vaccination except for those under the age of 5

Travelers with partial or no vaccination will be required to present a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of travel.

Travelers who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear face masks when outdoors if there are no crowds. However, wearing a facemask indoors or tight spaces is a must most especially where the 2- meter distance cannot be observed.

The vulnerable or high-risk population are advised to wear face masks at all times whether they are vaccinated or not.

There is mandatory screening of visitors for Covid symptoms like temperature and colds.

You are required to wear facemasks and keep ten- meter distance when viewing the mountain gorillas.


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