By Agnes Kiconco
KIU, MAIN CAMPUS- The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that travellers moving in and out of Uganda, are no longer required to have COVID-19 PCR(polymerase chain reaction) tests, as long as they are fully vaccinated.
However, the requirement still stands for those who are not vaccinated as well as those who took only a single jab of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This was prior to the announcement that all departing and arriving passengers were required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued within 72 hours during the COVID-19 pandemic era.
The PCR detects whether a person is carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is responsible for COVID-19 disease from the earliest stages of infection, making it the most reliable test for national and international travel and for getting together with other people without risk.