Uganda Civil Aviation Authority’s Director Airports and Aviation Security, Eng. Ayub Sooma, was on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 vaccinated against COVID19 with Sinovac by Kazuri Medical Centre staff at Entebbe International Airport.
A total of 25 people were vaccinated using the Sinovac vaccine brand. Kazuri Medical has so far vacinated 50% of the airport community since April 2021.
According to information on CAA website, arriving passengers at Entebbe International Airport should have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours from the time of sample collection to boarding aircraft leaving country of origin. This excludes transit time within the terminal building. Travelers who have had COVID-19 vaccination and hold a vaccination certificate must still present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate.
Effective 17th September 2021, all arriving passengers (including children) irrespective of vaccination status or country of origin, are required to arrive with a negative PCR test done 72 hours prior to travel and will be required to undergo mandatory screening and carry out a PCR test at their own cost at all points of entry including Entebbe International Airport.
Passengers departing Uganda through Entebbe International Airport (EIA) must have an authentic negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours from the time of sample collection to boarding aircraft.
All COVID-19 PCR test certificates for departing passengers MUST indicate TRAVEL as the intended purpose of test.
Passengers departing EIA are required to know, understand, and interpret COVID-19 requirements of the country they are travelling to.