Uganda scraps mandatory COVID-19 test for travellers

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Travellers to Uganda will no longer be required to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test at the country’s points of entry.

The East African country’s Ministry of Health on Wednesday, February 16, said in a communique that “mandatory COVID-19 testing of all incoming travelers at Entebbe International Airport upon arrival has been stopped.”

The decision which took effect immediately follows a cabinet decision on Monday, 14, February, 2022, the statement adds.

The Ugandan officials cite the general decline in number of COVID-19 positive cases recorded at the airport and reduction in global threat of new variants of concern as reasons for the directive.

Uganda by this, joins a handful of the countries globally who are returning to normal travel protocols before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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