HealthDesk Form instructions for On-Arrival Covid testing in Entebbe

Uganda requires all arrivals to take a PCR Covid-19 test at EBB International Airport.

All arriving passengers (including children above 6 years) irrespective of vaccination status or country of origin, will be required to undertake a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test on arrival at the Airport. This is in addition to the negative PCR test certificate required to have been obtained within 72 hours prior to departure from country of origin.

All arriving passengers are now required to complete the MOH HealthDesk form in advance of their arrival into Entebbe. Testing started  27 October 2021. For full COVID related news and entry updates please check our news page.


What happens on arrival?

•        Approximately one week prior to arrival have your travellers complete the HealthDesk form.

•        Please advise pax to select “tourism” as “Reason for Travel” on the form – tourists’ Covid-19 tests are being expedited and this category allows passengers to await results at their hotel rather than in the airport.

•        Under the “email entry” on the form, all passengers traveling with CAS as their ground handler should list Hilda’s email: rather than their own. This way we can liaise, if needed. 

On the form, there is a section that asks for the Uganda tour operator’s details and registration number. Please use the information below when completing the form.

Name of Travel Agency/Company: CLASSIC AFRICA SAFARIS LTD.

Tour Operator Number (registration number): 1220 

Company Contact: + 256 772 642 527

Company Email Address to copy:

•        On arrival at the EBB airport, all passengers will be required to go through the Port Health procedure of identifying body temperature, symptoms and thereafter directed to a team of laboratory specialists to take a COVID-19 swab for testing.

•        We recommend that pax do not pay for testing in advance, but rather pay locally (USD $30 per test, payable in cash) at the airport at one of the Post Bank Uganda kiosks.

•        After testing and payment, pax will collect baggage, clear customs & immigration and meet their CAS driver to transfer to their hotel and await results. Results are expected in approximately 2 hrs.

•        If pax are connecting on Aerolink to an onward destination in Uganda, CAS will advise and Aerolink will liaise with the health authorities to streamline this process.

•        Any tourist who tests positive on arrival, but remains asymptomatic or with a mild case, will be managed in the designated tourist hotels (including Hotel No. 5, The Boma Hotel, Karibu Guesthouse and others).

•        Planeside VIP M&G services are available with advance request at additional cost. Ask us for this service!



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