Health guidelines to planning your Uganda safari as at 18 June 2021
Uganda’s Ministry of Health has updated COVID-19 measures for all travellers:
Category 1 country: India
Category 2: United States of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya South Sudan and Tanzania
Uganda is currently under a 42 day lockdown that came into effect on 18 June 2021. The current lockdown does not affect the tourists on safari as long as the tours are run by registered tour operators. Guides and tourism workers are all expected to follow the standard operating procedures to ensure health and safety of guests.
Tourist vehicles are allowed to freely move as long as the following guidelines are meet:
• All tourist vehicles must be licensed and registered by Uganda Tourism Board license (Registration Kwezi Outdoors Ltd: UTB/RTT/TT/2019/00183).
• All tourists are encouraged to have their detailed itineraries.
• All tourist guides accompanying tourists must carry their IDs.
• Tourists are encouraged to carry proofs of payment for accommodation and tourist activities such as park fees, permits where applicable.
• Covid 19 SOPs must be adhered to in tourist vehicles with attention to social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitizing.
Travel protocols at the Entebbe Airport (and other points of entry):
The Uganda Tourism Board guideline on tourist vehicles:
Since June 2021 the tourist businesses and association have been running a campaign to vaccinate tour guides, and workers at tourism/hospitality establishments. Our guides and staff at Kwezi Outdoors Ltd got their first jab earlier in May.
Health updates may change now and again. We shall keep this page updated.