The United Kingdom (UK) has approved 29 other countries and territories vaccination certificates Uganda inclusive.
This was revealed by the UK inbound vax policy on Thursday and the approval was part of UK Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps which will take effect on Monday, November 1, 2021.
“We can confirm that from Monday, eligible travelers from over 30 new countries and territories, including Peru and Uganda will be added to our inbound vax policy, bringing the total number of countries on this list to over 135,” Shapps said in a tweet.
This means that fully vaccinated travelers from Uganda and the other 29 countries will not face a 10-day quarantine period on arrival in the UK starting Monday.
However, they will be required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival, and if negative, they are allowed to continue to their respective destinations in the United Kingdom.
It should be noted that Uganda was also removed from the UK red list early this month but the country’s vaccine e-certificates were unrecognized by the UK, and travelers from Uganda had to be quarantined on arrival to the UK. This now ceases to be the case starting Monday.