U.S. Customs and Border Protection removed arrival restrictions on individuals who have recently been in Uganda.

Key Points:

  • Travelers who are coming from or have been in Uganda within 21 days of intended arrival in the United States can now enter through any airport in the country.
  • Previously, travelers from Uganda were only allowed to enter the country through five designated airports.
  • People who have recently been in Uganda no longer have to undergo additional health screening upon arrival in the United States to continue to their final destination.

Additional Information: The restrictions were put in place because of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda. 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 website.

BAL Analysis: Travelers of all nationalities who have been in Uganda can now freely travel to the United States without planning for expected entry delays.

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