Frequently Asked Questions In Relation To Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures at Entebbe International Airport

Frequently Asked Questions In Relation To Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures at Entebbe International Airport

1. What are the requirements for departing passengers?

The requirements are as follows:
• Passengers are advised to arrive at the Airport 4 hours before a scheduled flight’s departure time.
• Will be subjected to temperature screening on entry to the airport and departure hall
• Must wear a face mask appropriately within the Airport
• Are encouraged to sanitize after touching surfaces or documents
• Must present an authentic and valid negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate issued within 120 hours from the time of sample collection to the time of boarding the aircraft even if the country the passenger is going to does not require it. In case the destination country requires a COVID 19 PCR test certificate below 120 hours, the number of hours indicated by the destination country take priority.
• The certificate should indicate the word “traveler” on it.
• Maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres apart from each other within the passenger terminal.

2. What are the requirements for arriving passengers?

The requirements are as follows:
• The passenger must wear a face mask appropriately within the Airport and will be subjected to temperature screening on entry to the arrival hall
• Passengers should have an authentic and valid negative COVID -19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin issued within 120 hours from the time of sample collection to time of boarding aircraft in-bound to Uganda.

• A passenger without the negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate will be denied entry and the Airline shall be obliged to take back the passenger.
• If it is a returning Ugandan with an expired COVID-19 PCR test certificate, he/she will be allowed to enter the country, but shall have the test done at their cost of US $65, and will be quarantined at own cost till the results come out.
• All passengers will be screened for any other signs of infectious diseases by the Port Health team.
• A Passenger who exhibits signs and symptoms of an infectious disease shall be transported in an ambulance to an isolation centre (Entebbe Referral hospital) for a COVID-19 test. The results shall be returned within 24-48 hours as the passenger remains in the isolation centre.
• In case a foreign national tests COVID-19 positive and wishes to be repatriated for treatment in another facility outside Uganda, this shall be done at their cost following COVID-19 medical evacuation protocols.
• Passengers shall scan finger prints under instruction of the Immigration officer, but will be required to hand sanitize before and after.

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