Uganda reopens national parks for tourism

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Uganda has reopened its national parks for tourism despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, an agency conserving, managing and regulating Uganda’s wildlife has said.

According to a report by Xinhua.net, the Uganda Wildlife Authority stated in a statement that all the savannah national parks were open for tourism after standard operating procedures had been put in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in the protected areas.

“All tourism activities within the protected areas shall be undertaken in a manner that ensures all guidelines of the ministry of health and the directives of His Excellency the President are adhered to,” read the statement.

Xinhua added that the primate parks, however, remained closed to the public until further notice.

There will be compulsory temperature screenings of tourists at all the key gates of the protected areas as well as constant hand sanitizing and social distancing.

Though the parks are open, the country’s borders remain closed.

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