Frequently Asked Questions and Procedures in Relation to Covid-19 Requirements at Entebbe International Airport as Per April 27, 2022

  1. What are the requirements/arrival process for arriving passengers?
  • A negative Covid-19 PCR test undertaken within 72 hours prior to boarding is no longer a requirement for fully vaccinated passengers. It is only passengers who are not fully vaccinated that are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test undertaken within 72 hours from the time of sample collection to boarding aircraft from country of origin. Unvaccinated children 5 years and below are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test.
  • What are the COVID 19 PCR test requirements in relation to children?
  • Children five (5) years and below are exempted from the requirement for a negative PCR test certificate and are not required to present a vaccination card on arrival or departure.
  • What are the requirements for departing passengers?
  • Passengers departing EIA are required to know, understand, and interpret COVID-19 requirements of the country they are travelling to.
  •  A negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate for outbound passengers who are fully vaccinated is suspended for passengers with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination certificates except where it is a requirement of the destination country. Airlines will guide passengers on destination requirements. It is only unvaccinated children 5 years and below that are exempted from the COVID-19 PCR test on departure (subject to the destination requirements).
  • What are the requirements for air transportation of human remains into the country?

The following conditions should be fulfilled:

  • Medical certificate of cause of death
  • Post-mortem report or Comprehensive Medical Report from the attending doctor/health facility
  • Embalming certificate (including embalming certificate for death due to COVID-19)
  • Copy of passport/identification document of the deceased (The original passport/travel document/identification document to be presented to immigration authorities)
  • Import license/import authorization from the Director General of Health Services
  • Appropriate packaging – wrapped in a waterproof body bag then placed in a zinc lined coffin and outer metal or wooden box

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