Uganda’s health ministry has revised the timeline for testing for COVID-19 prior to travel, from 120 hours to 72 hours.
“All travelers arriving or departing from Uganda are required to have a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel with effect from July 3. Please note that the 72 hours begin on the day the sample is collected for testing,” said Director-General Health Services Dr. Henry Mwebesa in a statement.
“This is against the background that Uganda is experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 in the country and in particular, a number of variants are circulating both in the country and across the world.”
The ministry reiterated that all COVID-19 protocols for travelers must indicate travel as the intended purpose of the test.