Last year’s Christmas certainly wasn’t what we’d asked Father Christmas for. With rising infection rates from new variants, plans were abandoned, travel curtailed and many people all over the world stayed at home as the tier system changed lock down rules.
Stay home was the message – although a special Christmas was arranged just for 25 December, allowing some people in certain countries to see friends and family. Some of us even took the tree out to the garden and opened presents there. But how will we celebrate this year?
Will you be able to travel this Christmas ? either home to family or out in the uganda wilderness safaris to enjoy the nature once again after the covid-19 infections taking on the whole world. With new variants coming up at the same time of Christmas celebrations like last year.
Did you know?
Christmas is the most celebrated day all over the world. Nothing beats the vibes of Christmas all over the world celebrations. This is the day for mostly Christians celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ according to the bible and history.
Christmas began to be widely celebrated with a specific liturgy in the 9th century but did not attain the liturgical importance of either Good Friday or Easter, the other two major Christian holidays trips. Roman Catholic churches celebrate the first Christmas mass at midnight, and Protestant churches have increasingly held Christmas candlelight services late on the evening of December 24.
Recently people of all religions have learnt how to celebrate Christmas in all ways and mostly traveling. Family Christmas travels have over years seen us in new gears and trends with people wanting to have fun out of the home zones, though others will travel along with family because it is believed that Christmas is a family gathering issue.
At the moment, there are no plans to restrict domestic travel over the festive period. Or even international travel to major countries all around the world though travel restrictions are there in some countries and pcr tests are a must on arrival and departures.
World health organizations and all the governments announced new Covid rules for incoming travelers in different countries in response to the new Omicron variant – that was first announced by south Africa though as of now it is every were in the whole world.
Travel standard operating procedures, These include the mandatory wearing of face coverings for most indoor public venues and on public transport ,the need to show a Covid Pass in order to enter certain venues.
This new strain of coronavirus is causing alarm as it is said to be more infectious than previous varieties, and may be partially resistant to existing vaccines. It’s best to keep an eye on everything around you in case you want to travel or have traveled.
Uganda travel is still open and welcoming in travelers all around the world however, now needs to show proof of a negative Covid test either lateral flow or PCR, taken privately 72hours before traveling and take a PCR test by the end of the second day back in the country, as well as to self-isolate until they receive a negative result.