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Corona Virus Update

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. There are various different types of test that one can take to detect whether you have COVID -19 or not. This can get a bit confusing but the standard accepted test is the PCR -Test.  To find out more about the other tests please click here. Be sure you take the correct test as not all negative tests are accepted by airlines and immigration.

Corona Virus Update - Uganda

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Standard Operating Procedures

The Ministry of Health in Uganda together with the Ministry of Tourism  Wildlife and Antiquities and the Uganda Tourism Board have come up with Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) that govern tousrim activities.

Corona Virus Update - Rwanda


In a bid to try and stay one step ahead of the Corona Virus, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) have issued updated advice to travellers entering and leaving Rwanda. This latest advice addresses: 

 - Arrival and Departure information 

 - Designated Hotels information

 - Rules regarding safari postponements

For a comprehensive update please click on the yellow box below.

Corona Virus Update - Uganda Wildlife Authority

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has issued various statements regarding the management of National Parks and Protected Areas as well as rules and regulations surrounding the cancellation, postponement and discounts of Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits as well as other tourism products.

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Corona Virus Update - Other East African Countries