In the latest development, Uganda has been removed off the list of designated countries by the government of Ireland which saves Ugandans traveling to foreign country from undergoing mandatory hotel quarantine for a period of 14 days.
This has been announced in a statement issued by the Ireland Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD while revealing intentions to add Ecuador to the list of designated states and remove 23 states.
“People who do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery certificate arriving to Ireland having been in or transited through designated States in the previous 14 days must enter Mandatory Hotel Quarantine,” said the Minister while releasing the new list.
The States that have been removed from the list of designated States include; Uganda, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uruguay and Zimbabwe
A person traveling to Ireland must fill out an electronic Passenger Locator Form before departure as well as presenting an appropriate valid proof of vaccination or recovery, or to present evidence of a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country.
According to the Minister, if a person’s journey originates in a country which is designated, one must have valid proof of vaccination and must present evidence of a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival as well as undergoing self-quarantine.
“If you receive a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken from day 5 on-wards after arrival into Ireland, you will be able to end your self-quarantine. To be fully vaccinated you must have waited the correct length of time after the final dose of the EMA-approved vaccine,” Stephen said.