UGANDA TOURISM BOARD STATEMENT ON EBOLA

KAMPALA, OCTOBER 24th 2022. On September 24th, Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Mubende district. Since that announcement,

Government of Uganda together with its partners put in place safety protocols to control spread and escalation of the disease within the population. As a result of these efforts,the disease has largely been confined to minimal numbers in the population. To date,Ministry of Health has cumulatively confirmed 90 active cases that are under monitoring with 28 on admission and 32 fully recovered. All those previously identified to have been in contact with confirmed Ebola patients were identified and isolated. Additionally, daily surveillance and follow up on any possible infections is being constantly done.

 

Uganda Tourism Board therefore wishes to reiterate that destination Uganda is safe for all National and International travelers. All visitors in and outside Uganda travelling to attend workshops, conferences, tourism sites and attractions among others are encouraged to continue with their plans. The board urges travelers to observe the set health guidelines in place as announced by Ministry of Health as they enjoy various sites in the country.

 

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About Uganda Tourism Board

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is a statutory organization established in 1994. Its role and mandate was reviewed in the Tourism Act of 2008. The Board's mandate is to promote and market Uganda across the region and internationally, promote quality assurance in tourist facilities through training, grading and classification, promote tourism investment, support, and act as a liaison for the private sector in tourism development

 

For Media Inquiries:

Gessa Simplicious

Senior Public Relations Officer

gessa.simplicious@utb.go.ug

publicrelations@utb.go.ug

0772521568