Uganda’s Ministry of Health on Thursday announced that inbound travellers to the east African country now do not need to spend more hours at the airport waiting for their Covid-19 test results.
Director-General of Health Services, Henry Mwebesa, stated that inbound travellers will have their samples taken and then leave for their destination where they will isolate as they wait for the results.
Mwebesa said results will be sent to them via email or phone. The new measure comes into effect on November 5.
Previously, inbound travellers had to wait for several hours at the Entebbe International Airport, the principal international airport of Uganda, until they got their results.
Those who tested positive for the virus were then taken to hospital.