Forced Covid-19 tests for travellers sparks outrage

 Dr Faith Nakiyimba, the Masaka District health officer, is vaccinated against Covid-19 on March 11.  While Covid tests in government facilities are free, testing at Entebbe airport will cost $65. PHOTO/ MALIK FAHAD JJINGO

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  • The directive comes on the backdrop of increasing importation of deadly variants of the coronavirus, the looming threat of a third wave and cases of fake Covid-19 certificates. 

Regardless of the international traveller’s vaccination status or indications in their Covid-19 test certificate, the government has vowed to subject each passenger to a mandatory Covid-19 test upon arrival in the country, effective tomorrow.

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