U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has imposed arrival restrictions on those who have recently been in Uganda.

Key Points:

  • As of Oct. 11, travelers who are coming from or have been in Uganda within 21 days of intended arrival in the U.S. must enter the country through one of the following airports:
    • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois.
    • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia.
    • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York.
    • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey.
    • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia.
  • Those who have recently been in Uganda will undergo additional health screening upon arrival, including temperature checks and completing health questionnaires, before they can continue to their final destination.
  • The enhanced screening applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and visa holders (including Diplomatic and Official visas).
  • Crew and flights carrying only cargo are exempt from the arrival restrictions.

Additional Information: The restrictions were imposed of a recent outbreak of Ebola in Uganda. No cases have been reported in the U.S. More information regarding the Ebola outbreak is available on the U.S. Embassy in Uganda’s website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

BAL Analysis: Travelers of all nationalities who have been in Uganda within 21 days of intended arrival in the U.S. should expect delays when entering the country.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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