The Pearl of Africa – Uganda is a safer COVID Pandemic Travel Destination in 2022
The Safest Safari Destination in East Africa is Uganda
For Tourists and Safari Goers: The Current COVID Pandemic Status in Uganda
Uganda is a safer COVID Pandemic Travel Destination in 2022: Uganda, with almost forty-five million people, has been spared from a frontal attack by the COVID pandemic and its variants. In 2022 the Pearl of Africa remains one of East Africa’s safest pandemic travel destinations.
While the pandemic fluctuates in Europe, North America, and China, it remains low and stable in Uganda. It should be the perfect safari destination for those with pandemic concerns in 2022.
Many Travel destinations in Africa and other places in Europe, Asia, and South and North America wish their country were as safe as Uganda during pandemic times in 2022.
Uganda has received commendations from various health organizations for its state of preparedness and handling of the COVID Crisis.
Oddly, neither the Ministry of Tourism nor the Uganda Tourism Board has promoted Uganda globally as a safer COVID travel destination. Potential Travelers are looking for Safe Destinations where the risk of Covid is low. In April of 2022, Uganda in East Africa’s safer pandemic times safari destination.
Around the world, most people are tired of COVID lockdowns, controls, mandatory restrictions, etc. Worldwide, people have the urge to travel again but are cautious about doing so based on what is happening in their country.
Most people realize that we must learn to live with the ongoing pandemic. Traveling for most is an essential part of their lives, and Uganda will be a safer COVID Pandemic Travel Destination in 2022. Uganda is a safer COVID Pandemic Tourist Destination and the safest in all of East Africa.
Current April 2022 – Uganda COVID Pandemic Stats.
Uganda has 0 Patients Hospitalized with Covid-19 Cases:
Here is some good news coming out of Uganda. As of April 27, 2022, there are no Covid Patients receiving hospital care in Uganda. The last two patients have been discharged this week. It does not stop there. New infections are currently running at three a day which is significantly lower than during January.
All this has led the Uganda Ministry of Health to ease requirements for incoming and outgoing Travelers, including Tourists at Entebbe International Airport.
The Ministry of Health gives credit to the AstraZeneca Vaccine. However, Uganda has a history of successfully fighting pandemics of one kind or another, such as HIV-AIDS, Marburg Virus outbreaks, Ebola, Yellow Fever, etc.
The Ministry of Health has put together crack-medical teams that can quickly respond during a medical crisis. The Minister of Health, Dr. Aceng, is a skilled leader who has assembled some scientists and researchers to reach the right decisions and advise the President of Uganda.
President Museveni, as with past medical emergencies, pulled the country together with his ongoing one to two-hour lectures on TV and Radio. Great news for those wanting to come on a Safari to the Pearl of Africa.
Changes for Travelers at Entebbe International Airport:
Uganda has eased its COVID Pandemic entry and exit requirements:
All inbound and outbound travelers will be required to show proof of full COVID 19 vaccination except for travelers aged five years and below.
The requirement for a negative PCR test done 72 hours before boarding for all incoming travelers is suspended with immediate effect for fully vaccinated travelers.
The requirement for a negative PCR test done within 72 hours for all outbound travelers is suspended immediately for those who are fully vaccinated, except where it is a requirement of the destination country or the carrier airline.
Travelers with partial or no vaccination will be required to present a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of travel. Travelers below five years are not required to present a negative PCR test upon arrival or departure.
This is great news and makes traveling to and from Uganda easier and less costly since you no longer have to pay any test fees, which is a saving for you.
COVID Protocols are being reviewed and eased by the Ministry of Health:
Mask mandates are being constantly reviewed and adjusted as pandemic conditions allow. You no longer have to wear a mask while trekking or hiking, except when you spend time in the presence of the primates such as gorillas and chimpanzees.
Wearing facial masks in the presence of the primates makes sense and should have been implemented long before the COVID Pandemic. Gorillas and Chimpanzees are closely related to humans. We can infect them, and they can infect us. Wearing masks will protect both the trekker and the primates.
As of now, no Mountain Gorillas or Chimpanzees have been infected with COVID-19. The Mountain Gorillas have had an unprecedented Baby-boom during the last three years since before the pandemic.
As countries worldwide have dropped Covid mandates, so will Uganda as local researchers find it safe for Ugandans, Visitors, and Tourists.
The Uganda Tourism Board, the Uganda Wildlife Authority, and the private tourism sector need to look at existing mandates that diminish the Safari experience. Such mandates should be removed, and the safety and well-being of Safari Guides, Ranger, and Lodge Staff should be on everyone’s mind.
In 2022, Uganda is a safer COVID Pandemic Travel Destination:
It has been a long time since most of us have traveled. The pandemic has given us time to think about where we would like to travel.
Many have come down with only COVID but with a bad case of cabin fever from two years of lockdowns and mandates. The urge to travel causes us to travel beyond our four walls, town or city, and country and go on an African Dream Safari in Uganda.
Travelers are still cautious and want a safe place to travel to. Uganda in 2022 is a safer travel destination, and it is currently the safest safari destination in East Africa at the time of this writing.
Uganda is the perfect Wildlife and Primate Destination. It is one of Africa’s most biodiverse countries, and it is filled with scenic wonders and some of the most welcoming people on the continent.
Take a week or two on a Primate – Wildlife Safari in the Pearl of Africa, a safer pandemic safari destination. Enjoy the scenic wonders found here and enjoy the welcoming, friendly people of Uganda.
Feel free to contact us today, and our team will assist you in planning a comfortable midrange of luxury safari according to your wishes and liking.
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