Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has confirmed that the government of Rwanda has reduced the mandatory quarantine for passengers from Uganda to one day.
Under advisement from the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), the government of Uganda had issued a mandatory 7-day quarantine period for travelers from Uganda, and this had been in effect since June.
During that time, Uganda went through what the Ministry Of Health termed as the second wave of the spread of the Coronavirus. However, the situation has since gotten better, with the test positivity rate dropping from 10.7 percent in June to 3.3 percent on 5th September.
The RBC said the one-day quarantine is for passengers to wait for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Covid-19 test results, done at $60 (Shs211,639). The charge per test is slightly below Uganda’s, which is $65 (Shs229,275).