S23/21 COVID-19 HEALTH MEASURES FOR ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GENERAL (GEN)

The Government of the Republic of Uganda has issued the following directives effective November 5, 2021, until further notice on COVID-19 health measures at Entebbe International Airport.

  1. All arriving passengers at Entebbe International Airport will regardless of country of origin or vaccination status undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing.
  2. For convenience all arriving passengers at Entebbe International Airport will have their samples for COVID-19 taken and allowed to proceed to their homes or to their hotels for self-isolation until they receive their results.
  3. The test results will be sent to their phones/emails.
  4. The only exemptions are;
    i) Children below 6 years.
    ii) Airline crew with evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination.
  5. Passengers who test positive will be followed up by Ministry of Health Surveillance team.
  6. The treatment for passengers in (5) above will follow the Ministry of Health COVID-19 treatment guidelines.
  7. In case of a passenger who is detected on arrival with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection, he/she will be isolated and taken to the Government treatment center.
  8. For smooth facilitation at Entebbe International Airport, all in bound passengers are mandatorily required to;
    i) fill in online Health Surveillance form https://arrivals.healthdesk.go.ug 24 hours before arrival.
    ii) pay USD 30 online https://covidpay.postbank.co.ug 24 hours before arrival.
  9. All arriving passengers are required to present to Airport Port Health COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate for a test taken within 72 hours from the time of sample collection.
  10. All departing passengers are required to present to Airport Port health COVID-19 negative PCR certificate for a test taken within 72 hours from the time of sample collection to boarding. They will abide by the health travel requirements of their destination country.
  11. Passengers arriving in the curfew time, and/or from districts beyond Kampala with a valid Air Ticket and Boarding Pass shall be allowed to proceed to their hotels and/or residences.
  12. Passengers departing in the curfew time, and/or from districts beyond Kampala with a valid air ticket shall be allowed to proceed to their destination airport by presentation of the passenger ticket to the authorities as evidence of going to the airport.
  13. Drivers should have evidence that they have come from the Airport (such as Airport parking ticket or passenger ticket) to drop or pick-up passengers.
  14. Air transportation of human remains into the country is allowed if the following conditions are fulfilled:
    i. Medical Certificate of Cause of death;
    ii. Post-mortem report or Comprehensive Medical Report from the attending doctor/health facility;
    iii. Embalming certificate (including embalming certificate for death due to COVID-19);
    iv. Copy of passport/identification document of the deceased (The original passport /travel document/identification document to be presented to immigration authorities);
    v. Import license/import authorization from the Director General of Health Services;
    vi. Appropriate packaging – wrapped in a waterproof body bag then placed in a zinc lined coffin and an outer metal or wooden box;
    vii. The document will be verified by port health and the casket on arrival shall be decontaminated by port health;
    viii. the burial of bodies of COVID-19 victims will be conducted following the existing procedures for scientific burials.
  15. To bring human remains in the country clearance MUST be obtained from Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs.
    (AIP SUP 22/21 is hereby superseded)

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