The Covid-19 pandemic has been the main reason for many countries featuring in UK’s Red list. Among the countries that had featured on UK’s red list due to the covid-19 surge was Uganda; a country where tourism was one of the main sources of foreign exchange earning. One of the top players in Uganda’s tourism industry; Amos Wekesa came out to critic the miss representation that had been done in regard to the Covid-19 situation in Uganda which saw Uganda shifted to UK’s red list.
A few weeks ago, the United Kingdom revised its travel policy only leaving seven countries on the red list; that is:
- Dominican Republic
With Uganda out of the red list; it implies that anyone coming directly from the United Kingdom can now go gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. However, there is still an information gap. Many tourists still assume Uganda is under lockdown thus wondering whether the national parks are open.
The good news is; it is becoming clear to tourists that tourism has already resumed in Uganda. If things continued the way they are; there is hope for a new dawn for both self-drive and tailored Uganda safaris. Forbes published a story recently about this new dawn.