Uganda COVID-19 Protocols and Updates Effective 28th April 2022

April 28, 2022 - 5 minutes read

Considering the decline in Covid-19 cases, The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health has eased travel restrictions and issued new guidelines effective 28th April 2022.
Adventure Consults has put together an easy-read question and answer info pack in relation to Covid-19 travel protocols as of 28th April 2022.

1. What are the key requirements before flying to Uganda?

Fully vaccinated travelers to Uganda, do not need to carry out any tests prior their travel. This is effective 28th April 2022 and proof of vaccination is required at all entry points.

Passengers with partial or no vaccination, are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours from the time of sample collection to boarding aircraft leaving country of origin. Note that the only acceptable results are those issued by accredited labs to carry out tests for travel as recommended by respective governments/country of origin.

2. Does one need to carry out another test upon arrival in Uganda?

No, you are not required to carry out covid-19 test upon arrival at Entebbe international Airport.  Effective 16th February 2022, Uganda’s ministry of health suspended the mandatory covid-19 testing for arriving travelers at all entry points. This is irrespective of whether one is vaccinated or not.

3. What are the requirements for departing passengers out Uganda?

Fully vaccinated travelers exiting Uganda, do not need to carry out any tests prior their travel. This is effective 28th April 2022. Note that you will be required to show proof of full vaccination.

In case the destination country or airline requirements defer, they take priority. Please check with your travel consultant or inquire;

Passengers with partial or no vaccination departing out of Uganda, must have an authentic negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours from the time of sample collection to boarding aircraft.

Note that in case the destination country’s PCR test time requirements defer, they take priority.

Kindly advise your vaccination status with the sales team at the time of inquiry, booking confirmation or travel for appropriate planning.

All COVID-19 PCR test certificates for non vaccinated passengers MUST indicate TRAVEL as the intended purpose of test. Passengers departing EIA are required to know, understand, and interpret COVID-19 requirements of the country they are travelling to.

There are accredited labs in Uganda’s major towns and National Parks to carry out tests for travel.

Please check with our team for guidance and appropriate schedules depending on nature of your itinerary – , +256(0) 392 000 523 / +256 (0) 312 108 260.

Wearing of face masks or coverings.

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for adjustment on the mandatory wearing of face masks once countries had attained the 70% vaccination coverage of the general population. According to the Ministry of health, Uganda is still at 48%. However, the positivity rate in the country is currently less than 2% for the past 2 months and because of this, guidelines on wearing face masks are as follows.

  • Travelers/individuals that are fully vaccinated do not have to wear face masks even when going about with outdoor adventures as long as there are NO crowds.
  • Face masks are required for all travelers (whether vaccinated or not) when indoors or in closed places where the 2-meter distance is difficult to be observed like offices, Hospitals, supermarkets, shops, in local markets, when using public transport.
  • Travelers that fall under the vulnerable or high-risk category such as those with

co-morbidities-heart disease, diabetes, Hypertension and others are always required to wear face masks regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not.
Adventure consults recommends that preventive measures must be observed by all, especially frequent hand washing, proper wearing of face masks where necessary, and maintaining safe physical distance from

Note that information shared by Adventure Consults’ team covers protocols as they are at the time of compilation. Guidelines keep changing and sometimes at very short notice. We therefore recommend that you keep checking with our team ( or check out Covid Travel protocols section for more UpToDate information and ensure that you/your clients meet required travel procedures.