Uganda reopens Entebbe International Airport, land borders on 1st October after six months of closure
Uganda reopens Entebbe International Airport, land borders on October 1st following six months of closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uganda reopened is borders on 1st October 2020 following six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the open points is Entebbe Airport, the only international airport in the country currently that will resume arrival and departure commercial flights.
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) released a statement on 12th June 2020 of the death of Nkuringo group silverback famously called Rafiki who was the only silverback in the group. Postmortem results indicated that the cause of death was injury from a sharp object on the left upper abdomen that raptured the internal organs. The object is suspected to have been a spear by poachers.
According to UWA, four suspected poachers have been arrested in connection with this incident.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has issued a statement indicating that all the savannah national parks are open for tourism after standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been put in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in the protected areas.
"All tourism activities within the protected areas shall be undertaken in a manner that ensures all guidelines of the ministry of health and the directives of His Excellency the President are adhered to"
the UWA statement said.
Because of the novel corona virus COVID 19 pandemic, Uganda Wildlife Authority has promptly moved to restrict tours the wildlife parks especially for primates such as gorillas, chimpanzees, from potential infection as they share more than 97% DNA with human beings.
The best time to visit Uganda is during periods of sunshine and hot weather when many of the national parks and forest roads are easily accessible and passable. This period runs from late December to late February. June to September is also a good time to travel as you can expect warm temperatures and little rain.
The wet seasons run from March to May and October to November – during this time downpours are frequent and often create less accessibility on roads and within some national parks.
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Uganda is located East Africa and shares borders with Sudan in the north, Tanzania in the south, Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, Rwanda in the southwest and Kenya in the east. Despite being landlocked, Uganda still has access to fresh water via surrounding lakes (Lake Victoria, Lake Kyoga, Lake George, Lake Edward and Lake Albert). As a well-watered country with rich soil, much of Uganda’s land is used for agriculture and cash crops. Coffee, cotton, tea and tobacco plantations are common sights, as are farms of plantains, corn and cassava.