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Uganda travel restrictions from Zambia

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Moderate restrictions

for travel from Zambia

Uganda quarantine details

Uganda is moderate restrictions for travel. Quarantine is required on arrival to Uganda and when returining back to Zambia no quarantine is required.Most visitors from Uganda need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Zambia.Get travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements for Uganda from Zambia.
🚫 Destination Quarantine required
βœ… Return No quarantine
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Uganda travel restrictions from Zambia

International travel to Uganda is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Other restrictions

Passengers departing Uganda are required to present a negative PCR test certificate, taken within 72 hours before travel. All COVID-19 test certificates issued in Uganda must indicate the intended purpose of the test. Only test certificates which state 'travel' as the intended purpose will be valid for departure from Uganda.

Quarantine required

A PCR will be administered on arrival and travelers are required to self-isolate at their own residence or accommodation until a negative result is confirmed. The test costs $30 USD and is payable by cash, card, online, or mobile money.
Travelers testing positive but are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms will be allowed to isolate at a designated hotel. Other travelers will be transferred to a designated treatment facility at the government's expense. Travelers may also choose to be transferred to a private hospital but all costs incurred will be at the travelers' expense.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours prior, must be presented before departure.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further health testing may be required for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

A nationwide curfew is in effect between the hours of 7 pm to 5:30 am and all public gatherings are prohibited. Proof of vaccination may be required to access some government buildings. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Uganda can be found at

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open with social distancing rules in place. Delivery services remain available during curfew hours.


Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing. Non-essential businesses must close by 7 pm.

On return

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented upon arrival.

Testing on arrival

Arrivals are subject to health screening, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Those with a temperature of 38Β°C or higher will be required to undergo a PCR test at their own cost. Travelers who are tested at the airport will be transported to a quarantine facility until results are confirmed.
Travelers may also be subject to PCR testing on arrival.
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