By ropani


Testing requirements


Tourists must have a negative COVID‑19 PCR test done within 72 hours before departure from their first embarkation point. The 72 hours start when the sample is collected, and tourists 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 tourist’s journey starts.

Testing of incoming tourists will be carried out upon arrival at the airport at a cost of USD 65 at the tourist’s expense.

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

If a tourist 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.

The COVID‑19 PCR requirement also applies to vaccinated tourists.


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.

Effective 17 September 2021, all tourists will also be subjected to mandatory PCR testing upon arrival, at a cost of USD 65, irrespective of their vaccination status, at their own cost.


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