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LAST UP-DATE: 1. October 2020

Epidemiological situation

Uganda has been less affected by COVID-19 so far. Regional focal points are the capital Kampala and the districts to the neighboring states Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan.
The Ugandan Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide current and detailed figures.


Kampala-Entebbe International Airport will gradually reopen for passenger flights from October 1, 2020. All border crossings to neighboring countries have been reopened for passenger traffic.
Entrants must be able to present a negative PCR-COVID-19 test result that must not be older than 72 hours. In addition, travelers are subject to different requirements: tourists must go to the booked hotel immediately after arrival and the local tour operator must guarantee that tourists spend their stay isolated from locals. Incoming foreign tourists and business travelers should also only be allowed to visit certain hotels and parks.

Transit and onward travel

The crossings at the national borders should also be reopened at the beginning of October. The instructions listed under “Entry” apply accordingly.

Travel connections

Public bus transport is subject to conditions (a maximum of 50 percent seat occupancy), private car transport is permitted with a maximum of four people per vehicle.

Restrictions in the country

There is a nightly curfew from 9 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Hygiene rules

In public, including in the bus or car, a mask is required.

Make sure that you comply with the AHA regulations and also follow the instructions of local authorities. High fines can be imposed for violations of hygiene regulations.
Find out about detailed measures on the website of the Ugandan Ministry of Health, and additional information from the Ugandan government.
In the event of COVID-19 symptoms or contact with infected people, contact the health department.
If you have stayed in a risk area (no transit), note the quarantine or test obligation when entering Germany and contact the health department at your place of residence. The Federal Ministry of Health offers more information on compulsory testing.
Stays in foreign countries can currently affect the possibility of entering other countries. Therefore, find out about the current regulations on entry, transit and quarantine in the respective travel countries via the travel and safety information before starting any trip.
Adhere to the regulations and follow the instructions of the local authorities and security guards.


⇒ COVID-19 and Primates

If a gorilla was to contract COVID-19 they could become as seriously ill as humans if not worse — as we’ve seen in the past when they get a human disease. They’ll definitely show the same signs — coughing, difficulty breathing. What would make it much worse is gorillas can’t social distance. They live in a family group, where they move in a group of on average 10-15 gorillas through the forest, and they groom each other a lot. So, once one gorilla gets it, the rest are inevitably going to get it. We could lose a whole gorilla group, which would be terrible.”

THE WORLD/ Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka works with Conservation Through Public Health.

Note: The travel conditions in Uganda can change daily. 

Consequently, we cannot make any claim of validity for its information given. 

Please check for yourself the validity of travel information for the period of your trip to Uganda.

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