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15 July: Kigali, Rwanda COVID lockdown update

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06 Jul 2021 Uganda Entry FAQs from the Civil Aviation Authority

Thanks to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) at the Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for this easy-to-decipher FAQ document (see link below) answering important questions on when to take your PCR COVID test so it is valid for entry into Uganda, plus various SOPs and additional insight. Please remember that the CAA handles all entry SOPs into […]

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29 Jun 2021 – Changes to COVID test entry/exit requirements for Uganda

As of 29 Jun 2021, the Minister of Health (MOH) in Uganda has just announced that all arrivals will now need to have their PCR COVID test taken within 72 hrs (formerly 120 hrs) of travel to/from Uganda. This is effective immediately.  Please advise pax accordingly for their pre-arrival testing. We will manage departure testing, but please keep in […]

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UG Update: ON ARRIVAL PCR test N/A for fully vax’d pax

GOOD NEWS for once! Classic Africa Safaris Uganda has just been advised that The Minister of Foreign Affairs’ announcement on Friday, Jun 11, 2021 was inaccurate. All fully vaccinated, card-carrying, asymptomatic Category 2 arrivals will not be tested on arrival into EBB. Friday’s announcement can be disregarded. Please bear in mind that this is a government run system/protocol and, […]

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RW update: Required 7 day quarantine for all pax arriving from UG

Effective June 15, 2021, all passengers arriving from or have traveled to India and Uganda in last 7 days are required to complete 7 days in mandatory quarantine upon arrival at the designated hotels (Ubumwe Grande Hotel, Landmark Suites, Corina K. Guest house and Colours INFO NOTE FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING OR DEPARTING FROM RWANDA I […]

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New Uganda COVID-19 Restrictions DO NOT AFFECT TOURISM

07 June 2021 Last night (Jun 6), President Museveni announced new restrictions and precautionary measures intended to curb a recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Uganda for the next 42 days. However, these measures do not impact tourism in any way. Tourism and tourism vehicles are exempt from all of the inter-district travel restrictions and […]

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09 May 2021 UGANDA: Updated Entry Requirements

As of 09 May 2021: Visitors to Uganda who are not fully vaccinated are now required to have a PCR COVID test taken on arrival in Entebbe, Uganda. This test is in addition to other current covid test entry requirements. All arrivals into Entebbe (EBB), Uganda must carry negative PCR Covid-19 test results from home taken within 120 hrs of […]

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UPDATE: Rwanda COVID-19 Entry requirements

As part of Government measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following is mandatory upon entry into Rwanda as of 16th March 2021. Please don’t hesitate to ask Mandy any questions:   A. All travelers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS- CoV […]

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24 Feb 2021 Comprehensive Uganda COVID testing info & UWA primate protocols

Arrival and Departure Requirements for Uganda with updated logistics: In order to enter Uganda, you must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 120 hrs of boarding the first flight of the journey (from the country of origin; your first leg). Pax CANNOT leave the airport(s) at any time, even in the USA or Europe as this would […]

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4 Feb 2021 – KLM Airlines Antigen Test Requirement EBB

KLM Airlines is requiring rapid antigen testing for all passengers boarding flights to the Netherlands (and onward destinations) from Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Testing is available at a clinic inside the airport and costs $35 per test, with an approx. 15 min wait time. The test cannot be pre-paid. This test is in addition to the negative PCR […]

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4 February 2021 – New COVID test entry requirements RWANDA

All arriving passengers now require a test done 72hrs prior to boarding 1st flight to Rwanda (was 120hrs). Please contact Mandy with any questions. The full RBC announcement can be found here.   All travellers arriving in Rwanda must have a negative COVID-19 certificate. The only accepted test is a SARS-CoV 2 Real Time Polymerase Chain […]

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20 January 2021 – Rwanda COVID Update – Kigali Lock-down

Tourism will be permitted with a negative PCR Covid-19 test only. For more info, please contact Mandy.   Rwanda has imposed a 15-day lock down on its capital, Kigali, as the country battles a second wave of coronavirus cases that has resulted in “unprecedented deaths and transmission rates”. This is the capital’s second lockdown since […]

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Classic Africa Safaris is 100% Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral 2012

As part of our corporate social responsibility program Classic Africa Safaris is carbon neutral. We are the FIRST safari company in Uganda and Rwanda to become carbon neutral, and one of the first safari/travel companies in East Africa to officially 'GO GREEN'.