STATEMENT ON TOURIST VEHICLES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
June 8, 2021
Following the Presidential address on COVID-19 held on Sunday, June 6, 2021, Uganda Tourism Board wishes to provide more information regarding the guidelines on the use of tourist vehicles. All domestic and international tourists will be required to adhere to the following guidelines effective June 10, 2021;
- All tourist vehicles must be licensed by the Ministry of Works and Transport and attached to tourism companies registered and licensed by Uganda Tourism Board.
- All tourists are encouraged to carry their detailed travel itineraries especially for inter-district routes.
- All tourist guides accompanying tourists must carry their identification.
- Tourists are encouraged to carry proof of payment for accommodation and tourist activity fees such as; national park entrance fees and permits where applicable.
- COVID-19 SOPs must be adhered to in tourist vehicles with attention to social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitizing.
Tourism in Uganda remains open and accessible to all. To continuously explore and relish Uganda’s beauty, we call upon all Ugandans and tourists to be vigilant and follow the recommended measures by the Ministry of Health and report any suspicious cases to the toll free numbers here: 0800 100066 and 0800 203033.
Reference documents (Attached)
- Presidential address on COVID_19 : Resurgence and Current status of the Pandemic (Page 16 – 22) - 6 June 2021
- Ministry of Health press statement: Clarification on incoming travelers form Category 2 countries – 10 May 2021.
- Ministerial Statement: Update on COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccination program – 5 May 2021
“Known as the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is located in East Africa and offers some of the continent’s most diverse wildlife viewing, dramatic landscapes, and immersive cultural experiences and warm people and hospitality. Uganda is home to more than half the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas, and trekking to observe these gentle giants in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the world’s top bucket list travel activities. Safari opportunities abound in savanna, forest, and wetland settings throughout 10 national parks, where visitors can come face to face with “The Big Five + 2 ” – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, chimpanzee and mountain gorilla– as well as giraffe, zebra, hippopotamus, crocodile, and more than half of all bird species found in Africa. Among Uganda’s extraordinary natural attractions are the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains; expansive Lake Victoria, which forms the source of the Nile River; and Murchison Falls National Park. For more information, please visit; www.visituganda.com”