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Delays At Entebbe Airport Push Tourists To Cancel Trips To Uganda

Delays At Entebbe Airport Push Tourists To Cancel Trips To Uganda

A large number of tourists have canceled their trips to Uganda due to the delays at Entebbe International Airport. This move has caused losses for the tour operators who had already invested money to host tourists.

Arriving air passengers have to take new Covid-19 tests before leaving the airport. The operators said this continues to frustrate the trust in certificates issued by authorized laboratories in the region.

Last week, President Museveni launched the Entebbe International Airport Covid-19 laboratories. Authorities will use this program to screen arriving passengers by taking fresh samples. This doesn’t matter whether passengers are fully vaccinated or have valid negative PCR tests from green countries.

Due to this, some tourists started canceling their trips to Uganda causing losses for tour operators. Isa Kato, a businessman, and stakeholder in the tourism sector informed the media that they have started counting losses.

“Tours operators have started counting losses. Travelers who are fully vaccinated and are holding a negative PCR test result should not be tested again.”

Mr. Isa Kato suggested that the government should put focus on the countries still on the red list. Otherwise, this is not good for their business and also the country at large.

Meanwhile, Covid cases have completely gone down in the country that hospitals have not more than 8 complicated cases. The question is why so much strictness and yet other countries have fully opened.

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