Post Covid19 Travel Questions to Uganda

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Post Covid19 Travel Questions to Uganda

Uganda, Rwanda and the whole of Africa are now open for tourism. Travelers from all over the world can now freely travel and visit Uganda the Pearl of Africa and Rwanda the land of a thousand hills to explore the hidden gem in these beautiful countries. After the out break of the deadly corona virus in 2019, mots countries closed land borders and airports to avoid arrivals. This put tourism at a stand still to curb the spread of the deadly virus across countries. However, in late 2020, countries started reopening for travelers but with restrictions. Gorilla trekking and other wildlife tours in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and the whole of Africa are now on going. Travelers visiting are advised to seek extensive advice ion the post covid19 questions to avoid the further spread of the virus. Standard Operating Procedures are highly emphasized for all those visiting to see gorillas and other wild animals. Africa Adventure Safaris gives you a guide on the post covid19 common travel questions in Uganda. Rwanda, Congo and the rest of Africa.

Is Uganda, Rwanda and Congo Open for tourism?
Yes, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the only gorilla destinations are open for travelers. The airports to these countries are open for international travelers though land borders are still closed. You can therefore visit each country privately or use air transport crossing from one country to the other. Africa Adventure safaris at your service to guide you through Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.

Are vaccinated travelers required to test again?
No fully vaccinated travelers to Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are not asked to test again. However, they are advised to test 72 hours before their flight. Vaccinated travelers are advised to carry their vaccination certificates for clarification.

When should I test before boarding?
Travelers who are not vaccinated are advised to test for covid19 72 hours before arrival at the respective airport. The test results MUST be negative for anyone to be allowed into Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and other African Countries.

Will I be asked to test again upon arrival?
YES, in addition to the negative covid19 test results, travelers are asked to test again for covid19 upon their arrival at Kigali and Entebbe International airport. The respective ministries of health have listed a number of doctors and medical centers where to test for covid19. Your guide from Africa Adventure Safaris will help you find a reliable hospital to test for covid19

Shall I proceed with the safari after testing for covid19?
NO, you must first receive your test results in order to proceed with your safari in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. After testing, travelers are advised to stay at their nearby hotel/lodge as they wait for results. Anyone who tests negative will be allowed to proceed with the trip but those test positive are not quarantined and taken through medication at their own expense.

How long will it take for tests to be out?
It takes roughly 24 hours for covid19 results to be out. Travelers are therefore advised to be patient and wait for results before the can proceed with the trip.

What’s the cost of a PCR Test in Uganda & Rwanda?
In Rwanda, the cost of a covid19 test costs $50 while in Uganda it costs $65 if you have booked in advance. However, testing from upcountry for departing traveler’s range between $90 and $100.

Do I need to test again after the trip?
YES, departing travelers from Rwanda and Uganda are encouraged to test again at least 3 days before departure. However, short time travelers with less than 72 days in the country will not be asked to test again. They are believed to have not contracted the virus in that short time.

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