The Ugandan government has with immediate effect terminated flights between Uganda and India due to the latest Covid-19 variant that has crippled India.
Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng recently passed the announcement and said that the rush decision was made with an aim of ensuring that citizens of Uganda are protected from being exposed to the new variant.
“No travelers from India shall be allowed into Uganda regardless of the route of travel. All travelers who may have been to India or traveled through India in the last 14 days regardless of the route taken shall not be allowed into Uganda,” said Dr Jane Ruth in her announcement.
Additionally, she informed that all people that flew into the country from India were expected to have certificate to verify that they tested negative for Covid-19 in the last twelve hours.
Those who tested positive on arrival were meant to go into isolation on their own expence while the ones that tested negative were meant to self-quaratine under supervision by the Ministry of Health officials.
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“All those who test positive shall undergo isolation at a government-approved isolation center at their own cost and those who test negative shall undergo self-quarantine under the supervision of Ministry of Health with mandatory re-testing between 5 to 10 days.”
Many countries have already banned flights between themselves and India hence Uganda is just one of those to make the list for the next week. Hopefully, things will go back to normal in India soon so the business can proceed normally.