OCTOBER 1, 2020 – As of October 1, Uganda’s borders have reopened, and Entebbe International Airport (EBB) has resumed operations for international airlines following a 6-month closure during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of Uganda’s national parks are open to international visitors as well. The reopening signals a return to business for Uganda’s tourism industry as international travelers are permitted to enter the country for leisure and business travel.
In light of the presidential directive on the management of COVID-19, and as Uganda heightens her safety measures against the disease, it is of utmost importance that we take the necessary precautions as a country and as an institution.
Uganda Tourism Board will no longer receive any physical copies of documents and discourages physical visits to the office. Furthermore, measures to minimize physical visits and encourage social distancing have been put in place as follows;
1. General inquiries
The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda, in partnership with Uganda Tourism Board and the Uganda National Roads Authority, yesterday illuminated the ‘Source of the Nile’ Bridge green in celebration of Ireland’s national day, St Patrick’s Day, which takes place annually on 17th March.
Uganda Tourism Board- Kampala, Uganda. (December 10, 2018) – Fodor’s Travel, the internationally-recognized guidebook publisher and travel authority, has featured Uganda on its annual Go List as one of the 52 destinations to visit in 2019. The Fodor’s website is published out of the U.S. and reaches more than 4.7 million readers worldwide.
Kampala, Uganda. March 6, 2019 – Following the recent announcement of managerial changes at Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), the new Chief Executive Officer, Lilly Ajarova and Deputy Bradford Ochieng have officially assumed office.
Ajarova, who replaces Stephen Asiimwe, was until recently the Executive Director at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Ochieng who replaces John Ssempebwa has hitherto served as the Director of Corporate Affairs at Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA).
UGANDA SET FOR ITB BERLIN TOURISM TRADE FAIR
Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, from Uganda, winner of the BID International Quality Summit Award in New York 2015. New York hosted this year’s BID International Quality Summit Convention, where professionals and business leaders from around the world gathered to recognize excellence and success.
The year 2015 is turning out to be a year of international awards for Uganda. Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, an eco-friendly accommodation facility in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, won gold at the 29th International Quality Summit Convention in New York on 25 May 2015.
KIGALI, RWANDA – A delegation of Ugandan tour operators, hoteliers and other tourism stakeholders is in Rwanda for the Kwita Izina ceremony and exhibition running from 27 August to 01 September. This regional expo comes after a Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) led team returns from the UK’s biggest birding expo in Rutland.
Uganda Airlines could take to the skies again following a change in wind from the Uganda Government to revive the defunct national carrier. Uganda Airlines last flew in 2001.
THEME “WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MARTYRS”
The Uganda Tourism Board together with the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities, the Diocese of Kiyinda – Mityana, the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church of Uganda, invite the general public to participate in this year’s Uganda Martyrs’ Walk scheduled to take place on Sunday May 22nd, 2016 in preparations for the celebrations of this year’s Uganda Martyrs’ Day.