COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates

Why you should visit Uganda now! 

The Ugandan Wildlife Authority UWA offers BIG discounts up to June 30th, 2021: 

Gorilla tracking permits will go for $400/per person (instead of $700/pp!).
Chimpanzee tracking permits will go for $150/per person (instead of $200/pp!).

Moreover, park permit fees are discounted with 50% up to the 30th of June as well.

We encourage you to book and explore this magnificent country now more than ever. The people need it, wildlife protection can become under pressure due to lack of income from tourism, and having such iconic parks as Queen Elizabeth to yourself is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Good to know that lodges offer great discount prices and you will have the parks to yourself. Moreover, it will be very easy to apply social distancing over here, when going on a self-drive safari and camping in the bush. Do we need to say more? Read below about the latest COVID updates and practicalities and our no risk payment terms.

Uganda COVID travel practicalities

After months of strict lock down, Uganda opened its borders and airport again on 23th of September 2020, and airlines have relaunched their flights to Entebbe. Restaurants, lodges, campsites, national parks - all is open.
Practicalities: 
  • When you arrive by plane, you need to show a medical certificate in English with a negative COVID PCR test result, not older than 120 hours (5 days).
  • If you enter Uganda overland, you need to show a negative COVID test.
  • When entering a public space like a supermarket or government building, wearing a face mask is required and you have to sanitise your hands and your temperature will be scanned.
  • When going to a restaurant or sitting at a terrace, you don't need to wear a face mask. Good to know, most restaurants and terraces are partly or fully all fresco, with plenty of air flow.

Where can I get a PCR test done in Uganda?

Getting a PCR test and/ or rapid antigen test done in Uganda is easy. There are reputable laboratories who offer walk in, drive through or even at home testing service. We recommend TestXpress and Test and Fly.  Labs are open 24/7, appointments can easily be made online, and same day results are possible. 

Roadtrip Africa flexible booking and payment terms

Payments can only be made online by credit card or bank transfer, and should be done latest one day before the start of your trip. No down payments are required. Hence, there are no payment risks involved.