2022 Covid Blog: Uganda

COVID Travel Requirements: Uganda

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of test(s) needed before departure: N/A
  • Fully vaccinated travelers will be required to show a digital COVID-19 vaccination. All builders must have this digital QR code. Verify your COVID vaccine card here (at least 1 week before departure).
  • Complete the Trusted Travel form here. It’s best if you complete this before and have it printed at the airport. For all flight information you can get that on your Portal, besides your seat number, which you can put N/A. 
  • Testing in Country: You will not need a COVID test in country. 

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 testing and regulations before and during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions, and outline exactly what you need to know before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure you do not get COVID before entering the country. 

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

No, a COVID test is not needed to get into Kenya. 

Where should I take my test?

If you’d like to test before your trip, you’re welcome to get tested anywhere that provides approved tests: pharmacies, doctor’s offices, testing companies, etc. For same day testing options, refer to the link below:

If I get a positive test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure (see our COVID Response page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

No, you will not need any more COVID tests on your trip!

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The Covid-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. 

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

Do not laminate your vaccine card, it may not be accepted.

Are there any other COVID requirements?

Incoming Travelers are required to verify COVID vaccine cards by completing a Travelers Health Surveillance Form. Once you’ve registered on the website, you’ll be emailed a QR code which you will use to enter Kenya.

The Kenya Ministry of Health launched the Trusted Travel (TT) Initiative (click to find out more, then sign in). Do this before the trip. You will also use this account to get your test results when leaving Kenya.

Masks are required in public areas. 

What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine at your own expense . We recommend obtaining health insurance to cover this potential cost, in case you test positive while in-country. 

You've got this!

Now take a deep breath. We know it may seem like a lot to figure out, but we’ll have you out serving on your trip without any issues.

With love,

Your HXP Team