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Government Reduces Covid-19 Testing Fee For Travelers Entering Uganda

The Ugandan government has reduced covid-19 testing fees for all travelers entering Uganda through Entebbe International Air port 

The  development was announced by information and national guidance minister Dr. Chris Baryomunsi at a press conference he held at the Uganda media center on Tuesday 15th, September,2021

He said the money was reduced from $60 (shs.240,000) to $30( shs.120,000) to enable the service be affordable to everyone one

“We took a decision as government and we are going to take over the testing of all the incoming passengers and the private laboratories have been charging US Dollars 65 (UGX 250,000)and we have reduced this  per person tested  The fee has been high because we have been using private medical services to do this service. From today, all testing of COVID-19 travelers entering Uganda will be done by government” he revealed

He said that they had to takeover the service because  the ministry of health has invested a lot of money in the fight against Covid-19.

” We have put testing centers at the airport. travelers will be tested and their results will be delivered to them soon after” he added.

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