Uganda Joins 23 Other African Countries on UK Travel Ban List

As a result of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 variants in Uganda and other parts of the world, the UK added Uganda to its travel ban red list.

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UK has banned travellers from the following countries to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus or the COVID-19: Uganda, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Haiti, Mongolia, and Tunisia. FILE PHOTO

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA — Uganda has been added to the UK travel ban red list in an effort to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 strain that has been devastating Uganda and other parts of the world.

An official UK government statement said the decision was reached after reviewing the latest scientific evidence about risks of community transmission of Covid-19 variants.

The decision states in part, “Any British, Irish, or third-country national with a home in the UK who has traveled out of or transited Uganda within 10 days of their arrival in the UK will be required to spend 10 days in quarantine in a government-approved facility.”.

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The statement notes that the measures are temporary and will be reviewed periodically.

“Travel restrictions will only remain in place until the level of risks assessed to justify these measures is reduced. Several countries have been removed from the quarantine list due to precautions implemented to mitigate the threat posed by the COVID-19 variant of concern, including enhanced genomic surveillance.

The travel restriction will take effect on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

According to the latest records from the Ministry of Health (, travel restrictions come as Uganda battles the second wave of this pandemic, which struck in March 2020 and has since registered 75,537 cases and claimed 781 lives.

The UK also added 23 other African countries to its travel ban list, including South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi, and Rwanda, in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The countries on the UK’s travel red list


  1. Angola
  2. Botswana
  3. Burundi
  4. Cape Verde
  5. Democratic Republic of Congo
  6. Egypt
  7. Eritrea
  8. Eswatini
  9. Ethiopia
  10. Kenya
  11. Lesotho
  12. Malawi
  13. Mozambique
  14. Namibia
  15. Rwanda
  16. Seychelles
  17. Somalia
  18. South Africa
  19. Sudan
  20. Tanzania
  21. Tunisia
  22. Uganda
  23. Zambia
  24. Zimbabwe
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  1. Argentina
  2. Bolivia
  3. Brazil
  4. Chile
  5. Colombia
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Dominican Republic
  8. Ecuador
  9. French Guiana
  10. Guyana
  11. Haiti
  12. Panama
  13. Paraguay
  14. Peru
  15. Suriname
  16. Trinidad and Tobago
  17. Uruguay
  18. Venezuela
  19. Asia
  20. Afghanistan
  21. Bahrain
  22. Bangladesh
  23. India
  24. Maldives
  25. Mongolia
  26. Nepal
  27. Oman
  28. Pakistan
  29. Philippines
  30. Qatar
  31. Sri Lanka
  32. Turkey
  33. United Arab Emirates


  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bahrain
  3. Bangladesh
  4. India
  5. Maldives
  6. Mongolia
  7. Nepal
  8. Oman
  9. Pakistan
  10. Philippines
  11. Qatar
  12. Sri Lanka
  13. Turkey
  14. United Arab Emirates

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