On Wednesday 11th March 2020, Uganda Increases travel restrictions form the 16 countries most affected by the Coronavirus.
The Ugandan Ministry of Health announced its enhancement in the measures to prevent the importation of Coronavirus into the country.
With the increased number of new infections and deaths in a number of countries, territories, and areas, there are very huge concerns and possibilities of the virus beginning imported into the country.
Basing on the document released by the Ministry of Health, 11 African countries have cases of the Covid 19 disease.
Among these are Egypt, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Cameroon, Togo, Burkina Faso, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Basing on the Ministry of Health, Uganda has no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 disease. However, 1632 travelers including Ugandans and others traveling back into the country have been identified as high-risk and are being followed up.
Currently, a total of 986 travelers are under self-quarantine of which 606 have completed the mandatory 14 days of self-quarantine.
The government of Uganda has categorized the affected countries and put in place several measures for the categories.
The Government has put travel restrictions on these countries and advised individuals residing in the 16 most-affected countries to consider postponing non-essential travels to the country.
Any traveler from these countries including Ugandan nationals will be subjected to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival to the country. Even if they show no signs of the virus.
Among the affected countries are Italy, San Marino, Iran, South Korea, France, China, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Austria, and Malaysia.
The Ministry of Health has not put any restrictions on these countries however, it is closely monitoring these countries and evaluating the outbreak in them.
Among these countries are Finland, Philippine, Indonesia, and Pakistan.
This category includes all other countries note listed in the above two categories, and those individuals from those countries are to undergo the routine screening upon arrival and be advised accordingly on the measures to undertake while in the country.
The Ministry of Health reviews the list on a weekly basis and it is highly possible that some countries will be removed or added to any of the categories basing on the impact of the outbreak on a country.
These restrictions have and still are greatly affecting the tourism industry. This can only mean that at the moment one has to rethink his favorite Gorillas Safari or even a Ugandan Safari in that case.
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