The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has permanently suspended the requirement for inbound and outbound passengers through Entebbe Airport to fill in a digital health declaration/locator form.
Passenger Locator Forms (PLFs) are used by public health authorities to facilitate contact tracing in case travellers are exposed to an infectious disease during their travel by plane, ship (cruise/ferry), rail, bus or automobile.
A week ago, UCAA told passengers in and out of Entebbe Airport to note the requirement to fill in a digital Ministry of Health declaration form (within 24 hours before travel) following the Ebola outbreak in the country.
However, the authority said in a tweet that the review followed a communication from the health ministry asking for the suspension.
“Following communication from the Ministry of Health, the requirement for inbound and outbound passengers through Entebbe Airport to fill in a digital health declaration/locator form has been temporarily suspended until further notice. Inconveniences caused are highly regretted,” UCAA tweeted.
The request came up after cases of Ebola Virus Disease had soared in the country. The government also banned the travel of Ebola contacts from Uganda and out of Uganda.
In his recent address, President Yoweri Museveni said the Ebola measures put across have started to pay off and that the country is safe for visitors.
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