IS UGANDA SAFE FOR TOURISTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC?
Is Uganda safe for tourists during Covid-19 Pandemic? Safety of tourists in Uganda during Covid-19 Pandemic: If this is the question that was running in your mind, the answer is yes, Uganda is absolutely very safe not only for tourists but for everyone when locals, neighbors and anyone that is visiting or even passing through so worry not about your safety as you plan your next Africa safari in Uganda the pearl of Africa. The security system in Uganda is perfectly wonderful and the people of Uganda are so welcoming and friendly to tourists so be sure to have the overwhelming experience during your stay.
Amidst the Covid-19, Uganda as well managed to put up maximum safety measures that helped in protection of both Ugandans and travelers that are visiting Uganda’s stunning attractions so you can easily explore Uganda even amidst this Corona virus era and return home safely.
Uganda isn’t special, just like any other countries elsewhere in the world, Uganda is still battling with Covid-19 though with few cases of positive cases being registered as compared to recoveries and is as well trying by all means to ensure that a certain percentage of population gets vaccinated before the economy is fully opened up.
The government of Uganda together with the ministry of Health put out several measures to curb down the spread of Covid-19 and indeed it has worked since the Covid-19 positivity rate is low.
Uganda is open for tourism amidst Covid-19 thus tourists are supposed to have a mandatory covid-19 test upon arrival and this initiative was put up by the government of Uganda which is responsible for testing of all arriving tourists and anyone else at cost of 30$ and this needs to be applied for in advance.
Uganda is at 80% of opening its economy with most of the business back to normal including tourism. However, tourist are requested to ensure that they adhere to all safety precautions during their stay in Uganda and these including Mandatory testing upon arrival, ensuring that they are wearing masks during their safari, keep a social distance, wash hands always or sanitize and finally in case you feel any flue like symptoms or any other Covid-19 related symptoms, tourists are advised to instantly isolate and immediately seek medical assistance. All this is to ensure that you have a safe Uganda safari while in Uganda the pearl of Africa.
Uganda the pearl of Africa re-opened its beautiful attractions and ever since, the country has been welcoming plenty of tourists from various destination to engage in mountain gorilla trekking which is the major activity dine in Uganda and thus provided the largest revenue to the tourism sector and this activity is enjoyed in Uganda’s 2 national parks including Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. Tourists as well enjoy wildlife viewing safaris in several savanna parks of Uganda including Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kidepo valley national park, Lake Mburo national park among others. There is yet birding safaris, Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Kibale forest national park, Mountain climbing safaris, nature walking safaris, boat rides, and cultural tours to mention but a few all in all safety against Covid-19 is MUST consider throughout. Trust me most tourist have enjoyed their safari in this period of the pandemic as they adhere to all the Covid 19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This then kept us very confident that it is actually to travel safely during the Covid-19 pandemic and return home safely.
However, just like any other country, Uganda as well sometimes receives some cases where tourists test positive upon arrival and for this case, tourists are provided with the best medical treatment in its well designated treatment centers where the ministry of health has placed in experienced medics to handle such cases safely.
All in all, Uganda is a safe country to visit amidst this Covid-19 pandemic though right now we can not 100% guarantee you that you will not get in contact with the Virus but with the adherence to the health and safety SOPs put in place, you have a highest chance of enjoying your Uganda safari safely.
“Why not be part of the adventurous tourists that are exploring the best of Uganda amidst Covid-19 pandemic?”