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Travel to Uganda

If you are travelling to Uganda, you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test done within 72 hours before departure to Uganda, and must not display any signs and symptoms of any infectious disease before boarding.

The COVID-19 PCR test must be taken at a laboratory approved by the country where the passenger's journey starts.

A passenger who shows signs and symptoms of an infectious disease on arrival will be taken to an isolation centre.

If a passenger tests positive for COVID-19 he/she will be taken to a COVID-19 treatment centre, or repatriated for treatment outside Uganda at their own cost following COVID-19 medical evacuation procedures.

Parents/legal guardians who are travelling with a child between the age of 3 and 12 need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Exemptions

Babies/infants 3 years and below are allowed to travel without a COVID-19 PCR test as long as the legal guardians/parents carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Quarantine

There is no mandatory quarantine requirement for passengers who have a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate on arrival and do not show any symptoms of COVID-19.

Travel from Uganda

If you are travelling from Uganda, you might be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and present additional documentation at check-in. Please check the requirements of your specific destination before travel.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Passengers travelling from Uganda on Emirates must take a COVID-19 PCR test within 96 hours of boarding at approved testing facilities. Currently, the average fee is USD 65 per test.

Parents/legal guardians who are travelling with a child between the age of 3 and 12 need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Exemptions

Babies/infants 3 years and below are allowed to travel without a COVID-19 PCR test as long as the legal guardians/parents carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

Other information

Passenger are advised to enter the airport terminal building 4 hours before departure of the flight.

All incoming and outgoing passengers will be subject to temperature screening.

All persons accessing the airport must wear face masks, disinfect and maintain at least 1.5 metres physical distance.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.