Uganda has now restricted visitors from countries with high cases of the Covid-19 virus, including China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea, and Spain. “Government has decided to ask travelers from the affected countries not to come to Uganda because the high cases they are reporting can easily be imported into the country,” the country’s health minister Jane Ruth Aceng said in a statement earlier this week.
A revised advisory released by the Health Ministry increased the number of high-risk countries from 7 to 16, including the United States and the UK. Some of the other countries include the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Austria, and Malaysia. In the new statement, travelers from these countries are urged to consider “postponing non-essential travel to Uganda.”
The health minister further went on to say that any visitor who insists on still visiting Uganda would have to self-quarantine for 14 days, and at their own cost. And Citizens who are outside of Uganda are not exempted.
Uganda also postponed the 2020 United Nations G77 and China Summit scheduled for mid-April in the capital of Kampala due to the coronavirus threat, the minister said. More than 6,000 delegates from 136 member states were due to attend.