21 Sep Covid-19: keeping you informed about safe travel to Uganda
As we all know, Covid-19 massively disrupted international travel in recent years and while many people desperately want a holiday they will only travel if they feel safe to do so.
As a small business, we are doing all we can to keep our clients safe, provide flexibility and to offer financial protection: all, of course, while continuing to deliver amazing holidays.
We are grateful to those guests who have trusted us and recently enjoyed a holiday in Uganda
Once Covid is “over”, we will revert to our normal policies and procedures. For now, this page is where you can find the latest travel updates for Uganda.
Uganda is open to international tourists
All tourist attractions are open including gorilla tracking, national parks and the rhino sanctuary with special measures in place to keep visitors safe. Airlines are flying to Uganda as normal.
The Venture Uganda office is open and we are ready to help you plan your holiday whether it’s a last minute or advance booking.
Thankfully, Uganda has been relatively mildly affected by Covid-19 (statistics can be found on the Uganda Ministry of Health website). Nonetheless, a range of public health measures are recommended in public places. These include:
- wearing face masks
- hand washing/sanitizing
- temperature checks
- physical distancing where possible
Venture Uganda Travel takes the safety of its clients, staff and partners seriously. Our staff are trained, guides are vaccinated, and we ensure our suppliers have safety measures like hand washing facilities in place.
Entry requirements and procedures
- Buy a visa online before travel. Our advice is to do this a few weeks in advance. You must carry the approval notification with you to board your flight. You can check your application status here.
- All tourists, who are not fully vaccinated, must take a PCR test on arrival. Book a test “online. Tests are conducted within the airport, then proceed to your hotel and await the results by phone/email.
- A Yellow Fever certificate is required to enter Uganda.
Flexible booking and payment
While international travel is affected by Covid-related government restrictions, which can change at any time, we are offering a flexible booking and cancellation policy.
We generally require a 20% deposit per person upon booking.
Full payment is due 90 days before arrival. If travel plans are not clear at that point, this payment can be reviewed and delayed (at our sole discretion) or the holiday can be rescheduled.
If you are unable to travel due to Covid-related travel restrictions we can reschedule your holiday, free-of-charge, within 1 year, during the same season, for the same price. Alternatively, we can cancel the holiday and offer a full refund minus tracking permit costs which are non-refundable.
If clients cancel for non-Covid related reasons, our normal cancellation policy will apply.
We recommend clients include cancellation cover and Covid-19 cover in their travel insurance.