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Uganda starts mandatory COVID testing for incoming travellers

Earlier government statements said all inbound travellers, including children, are required to arrive with a negative PCR test result done within 72 hours prior to travel.

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Kampala: Uganda has started mandatory COVID testing for all incoming travellers, according to the country’s air transport regulator.

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) on Friday in a statement said five PCR test machines with a capacity to test 300 samples per hour have been installed at the Entebbe International Airport.

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A notice has been given to airmen communicating details of mandatory testing requirements to all airlines, the UCAA said.

The measures are intended to curb a further importation of the deadly coronavirus variants into the country, curb further transmission and guard against a third wave, Ugandan authorities said.

The country has previously been testing passengers from high-risk countries only.

Earlier government statements said all inbound travellers, including children, are required to arrive with a negative PCR test result done within 72 hours prior to travel.

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