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Traffic Jam Hits Entebbe as Airport Reopens Business

Heavy traffic has hit the roads leading to Entebbe International Airport as Ugandans and visitors rush to travel out of the country.

The government of Uganda has today 1st October 2020, reopened the airport with strict travel rules after shutting it down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his recent address to the nation on issues related to COVID19, President Museveni announced that the country’s international airport and land borders will reopen and resume operations for tourists after a more than six-month closure as part of measures against the spread of COVID-19.

Museveni emphasized that any passengers arriving in Uganda must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin.

The test should have been conducted within the last 72 hours before the scheduled departure from the country of origin. Returning Ugandans with negative PCR results will be allowed to go home, and the Health Ministry will only get their addresses for follow up.

Entebbe International Airport was closed to passenger traffic since March except for evacuation and repatriation flights and cargo.

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