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Travel updates in Uganda amidst Covid-19 outbreak

July 20, 2020
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Uganda like any other countries of the world, is doing as much as possible to ensure that all that the Covid-19 (Corona virus) spread is curbed down without causing much damage to the pristine tourism attractions and resources that attract both international and domestic travelers. It is our responsibility as Africa Adventure Vacations to constantly update our travelers on status of Uganda as destination amidst this pandemic and how safety measures are being practiced.

As of today 25th April 2020, according to the Ministry of Health Uganda has a total od seventy-five (75) confirmed cases of COVID-19 (corona virus in Uganda) with 57% recovery rate. Forty-five (45) passive cases/ patients have since recovered from covid-19 within a period of one month and fifteen days and have been discharged from different admitted hospitals across the country. This means that the active cases admitted today in hospitals stand at eighteen (18) cases that are undergoing treatment. The rate at which people are covering has been attributed to rapid response COVID-19 Task forth that was created and which have measures by government and ministry of health well implemented.

Although, Uganda has the limited number of Covid-19 (corona virus in Uganda) cases as compared to her neighbors Rwanda, Kenya, Democratic republic of Congo, and Tanzania, its is till on lock down which have seen the closure of the airport, suspension of both private and public transport means as well as suspension of all tourist activities in all conservation parks in Uganda. This means as today no traveler whether domestic or international, is allowed to access and do any tourism activities in Uganda and this lock down is until May 5th 2020 as we wait to see what will happen next after the shutdown.

Africa adventure vacations is aware of hard times that our travelers are passing through during this pandemic with restricted travels to your destination of choice a cross the globe. As part of the global efforts to combat the pandemic, the Uganda government through the Ministry Health is committed to ensuring that the COVID-19 (corona virus in Uganda) does not spread rapidly to the people and wildlife since without these components, then travel industry is no more. Since the first case was reported and before the following measures have been announced by the government to ensure safety of people and tourism.

Firstly, in first week of March on 7th 2020 before Uganda reported her first COVID19 (corona virus in Uganda) case, the Ministry announced mandatory screening of all travelers entering in Uganda via airports and land borders of Cyanica, Malaba Katuna and Busia. Additionally, all travelers from high risk countries were put in mandatory Quarantine for fourteen days as they were being supervised by professional medical team and lastly, meetings and conferences both local and internal were postponed following the extensive consultations with the experts from World Health Organisation.

As if this was not enough, later on the internal travelers were blocked from accessing the country through closing the Entebbe airport for passenger planes except for cargo planes in a move deemed total local down, other measures such as stay home to enhance social distancing, introduction of curfew throughout the whole of Uganda from seven o’clock in the evening to six o’clock in the morning followed, following  the government stand  through the  head of state. This has to last for 21days up to 5th may 2020.

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