Uganda Reopens Boarders for International Flights

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Uganda on Thursday reopened its air borders following the lifting of restrictions on international travel.

Passengers coming in and out of its Entebbe International Airport will be allowed provided they test negative 72 hours before arriving in Uganda.

The airport was shut for over six months due to COVID-19 restriction measures, flights.

According to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), 13 flights have been scheduled for the first day, and a further 10 set to arrive the day after.

As part of the new protocols, all entering passengers must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 polymerize chain reaction (PCR) test from their country of origin.

All tests must be carried out within 72 hours of arrival from an accredited laboratory.

Ugandans returning to the country will be allowed to go home without quarantine measures if in possession of a negative test result.

When will flights resume?

International flights are scheduled to resume this Thursday, October 1. The UCAA has scheduled 13 flights on that day, with ten more flights the next day. Under current plans, the flight schedule is set to remain in place for three months.

Some of the airlines set to resume flights include the nation’s flag carrier Uganda Airlines, KLM, Air Tanzania, Kenya Airways and flydubai.