Travellers entering Uganda will no longer have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing

Written by on February 17, 2022

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Travellers entering Uganda will no longer have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing.

The new measures took effect yesterday.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health, the decision to stop testing was made by Cabinet on Monday during its weekly meeting.

Records from the health ministry show that the number of new COVID-19 cases has gone down. The positivity rate in the country now stands at 1 percent.

The director general of health services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa says the new measures are as a result of few travellers testing positive for the disease.

Dr. Mwebesa however quickly adds that the new measure only stops mandatory testing at Entebbe International airport. He says all travellers, entering and leaving the country will however be required to present a 72-hour negative COVID-19 test.


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