Uganda’s immigration department confirms that it will not be closing its borders to travelers from the UK.
The spokesperson immigration, Jacob Siminyu reveals that Uganda being an independent state will not move to the tunes of other countries which have imposed travel bans to people from the UK into their countries.
He further asks travelers into Uganda to strictly follow the set covid19 SOPs as they intend to travel into Uganda.
He further assures Ugandans and non-Ugandans that the country’s borders will remain open to all those wishing to come and leave Uganda.
A number of countries among them Netherlands have closed their borders on all travelers from the UK following the rise to a deadly covid19 strain in many parts of the UK forcing the UK government to reinstate the lockdown during the Christmas and New Year period
But as the country gears up for the general election date, with foreign media expected to cover the exercise, Siminyu is urging all foreign journalists to apply for work visas to enable them get special passes and accreditation to enable them execute their duties in the country during the election dates.
Recently Uganda has deported a number of foreign journalists for not having the required documents to support their operations in the country.