5 Things To Know Before You Arrive at Entebbe Airport
Going to Uganda for a holiday or business meeting is a trip like no other. You arrive at the Entebbe Airfield. This aviation station isn’t located in the Eastern, Northern or Western Uganda. You only find it in the central region at a place called Entebbe.
It sits on a piece of land that lies along the shores of Lake Victoria. Before you start your journey to this flight hub in East Africa, it is paramount to know this information.
All arriving travelers without the needed paperwork are denied entry into the country. You will wait at the Airfield and travel back to your home country with the returning flight. These cases used to appear. It was the responsibility of the airline to meet the costs of your return trip.
To avoid losses, airlines now don’t allow passengers to board without the travel Visa, valid passport, yellow fever and Covid-19 card. Try to apply for the Uganda Visa in advance. You can use a consulate in your home nation, or Uganda’s immigration website.
For now, all visitors to the Pearl of Africa are required to come with a negative Covid-19 PCR test done from a recognized laboratory. It is valid for 72 hours from the time it’s released. It’s revealed that in 2023 and other years to come, a Covid-19 vaccination card will be more important than the test result.
Transport in Uganda
Uganda has one of the best transport systems in East Africa. There are multiple transport service providers who can help you get around Uganda. From the airstrip, EBB taxicab remains the number one option for your Airport transfer to Jinja, Kampala, Mukono, Nakasero, and other areas in the country.
It is available even for trips to the upcountry. Those who can’t afford rates for private means, there is shared transport. You can board a bus or matatu from the capital to other regions.
Uganda is safe with no threats of rebel attacks. It has the police that is responsible for keeping law and order. The army, popularly known as the Uganda people’s defense force protects the nation with its citizens from war. The locals are welcoming and more friendly.
Where to stay
Every city, town or corner of the country, has an accommodation facility for you. Whether you need something budget, mid-range or luxury, you will get it. If you need to stay near the Airport, Entebbe town is a place to choose.
Top hotels in Uganda, including four and five stars are found in Kampala, the capital. The list names Serena hotel, Sheraton, Hotel Africana, Pearl of Africa hotel, Grand Imperial, Protea, Hilton Garden Inn hotel, Skies Hotel to name but a few.