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.
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.