COVID-19: Ireland Adds Uganda To List Of Mandatory Quarantine Countries

COVID-19: Ireland Adds Uganda To List Of Mandatory Quarantine Countries

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Ireland Health Minister Stephen Donnelly last night announced his intention to add Uganda to the list of countries from which travellers must enter mandatory hotel quarantine.

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People arriving in Ireland who have been in or went through Uganda in the previous 14 days must enter quarantine, according to the latest rules.

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It is also a legal requirement that those from non-designated countries observe 14 days of home quarantine. This can only be shortened if you receive a not-detected RT-PCR test result taken no less than five days after arrival.

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Meanwhile, the Government added: “Due to concerns about the new variant of Covid-19, people travelling from Great Britain are strongly advised to avail of free testing five days after arrival in Ireland, and to strictly adhere to the legal requirements for home quarantine.”

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The development comes after the latest results of COVID-19 tests done on 10 June 2021 confirmed 1,735 new cases which saw the country’s cumulative confirmed cases rising to 60,250.

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