Ban on India lifted

Ban on India lifted : Uganda has lifted the travel ban on India travelers about 4 months after it was imposed. This announcement was made by the minister of health, Doctor Ruth Acheng while addressing a news conference at the ministry of health headquarters on Friday last week.

The minister announced that India had been placed under category 2 countries form category 1, which means that travelers from India will now be allowed into the country as long as they have negative covid-19 PCR test results done 72 hours before arrival in Uganda; though they will still be subjected to a mandatory PCR test upon arrival irrespective of their vaccination status.

As she announced this the minister clarified that the categorization of countries is on the basis of the covid-19 variants of concern in the different countries, the covid-19 status in the country including the rate of transmission, number of sick, number of dead and vaccination levels in the specific country. The minister started that it was on this same basis that India was categorized in category 1 in April and in category 2 now.

This announcement now leaves Uganda with category 2 countries that include the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and now India. This means Uganda no longer has countries in category 1.

Uganda has just come out of a second lockdown after a record in a slight decrease in the rate disease of transmission. The country is continuing to observe all the covid-19 SOPs and is currently having mass vaccinations for essential workers including tour operators in a bid to manage the covid-19 situation in the country.

Visiting Uganda is safe for everyone wishing to visit and tour Uganda. All Uganda safari tours are offered under strict observation of the covid-19 standard operating procedures. Most tour operators are also vaccinated which really increases the chances of safety.

Ban on India lifted
Uganda Safaris Tours

Uganda is a beauty and great land to visit with a lot of nature attractions to see on your visit to the country. Uganda boosts over 200 wild animal species including the big 5 animals’ lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and Rhinos plus the famous apes the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees among other animals. The country is home to over 1000 bird species, about 100 butterfly species and many more wild creatures.

Safari tours in Uganda are offered all year round and the most popular tours are to Bwindi National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo National Park, Mt Rwenzori, Jinja, Itanda falls and Sipi falls among many other places.

The activities done in these places include but not limited to mountain gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, game drives, boat rides, birding sprees, water adventures community tours, nature walks, forest tours, source of the Nile tour, hiking tours and many more activities.

Uganda offers both public and private safaris for all clients; budget, mid-range and luxury. Most of the private safaris are custom made to meet the client’s desires and are mainly offered by tour operators. The public tours though offered by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, they can also be organized and offered by tour operator at under agreed terms.

Safari tours in Uganda can be as short as 2 days and as long as 21 days depending on your interest and budget. Also a bonus on a visit to Uganda, if you visit Uganda on an East African visa you can also visit Rwanda and Kenya on the same trip so that you experience diversity of the 3 countries on the same trip.

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