24 Nov 2020 – Uganda arrival COVID test timing

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 invalidate the test, as per the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. Test results are required to be shown on arrival at the health screening site (and we recommend also carrying a printed copy of the full air itinerary).


  • In order to exit Uganda, another negative PCR COVID-19 test must be taken within Uganda. CAS has sourced a private medical facility that will come to Entebbe area hotels and test our clients. It is $110 per person, payable directly to the clinic, and the wait time is 24 hrs. This may require an additional night in Entebbe depending on your client’s itinerary.


  • What we recommend:

 For a gorilla trekking fly-in itinerary only (with 2 or 3 nights in Bwindi or Mgahinga NPs):

Arrive into Entebbe, overnight. On arrival at hotel and pax will be tested. Then, in the morning pax fly to Bwindi (for up to 3 nights), trek once or twice as preferred and fly back to Entebbe. COVID results will be waiting and will be valid as per the 120 hr exit requirement and pax can depart Uganda.
For a more comprehensive trip (ie longer than 120 hrs), including the chimps in Kibale, Queen Elizabeth NP and/or MFNP:
Pax will need 1 night at the end of their trip in Entebbe to get test and await the PCR results. A day room can be added the following day. This would look like: Fly from gorilla trekking in Bwindi. Test on arrival at your EBB hotel. Afternoon at leisure or botanical gardens visit. Overnight, add day room, if desired, and evening onward departure with your test results. We cannot currently offer market visits due to government COVID restrictions.
Questions? Email Lyndsay@classicafricasafaris.travel  

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