Coronavirus: Foreigners avoid Entebbe airport, enter by road, water

Medics screen travellers for COVID19 at Entebbe International Airport on March 8, 2020. COURTESY PHOTO 

What you need to know:

  • Government issued health guidelines for travellers from countries in category one (most hit by coronavirus) such as China, Germany, Italy, South Korea and Iran that they must spend 14 days in self-quarantine upon arrival in Uganda.
  • Coronavirus has left more than 150,000 people infected worldwide and over 5,800 dead. The virus incubates in 14 days and it is after two or seven days that an infected person develops symptoms.

Police have ordered their units at all borders to intensify operations after information that travellers from European and Asia countries with cases of coronavirus are entering Uganda by road and water transport to avoid rigorous checks at Entebbe airport.

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