As per Now the ministry of health has still confirms there is no case of coronavirus in Uganda. However due to the first spread of the disease, guidelines have been set up to keep not only Ugandans but the whole nation safe.
According to the WHO, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled.
There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 people have lost their lives. Thousands more are fighting for their lives in hospitals.
Increasing numbers of travelers and tourists are opting to stay home amid fear of exposure to the new Novel coronavirus in uganda, which has spread to over 110 countries since late December. This has led to the death of more than 4,000 lives and infecting more than 115,000 people globally.
Coronavirus was first detected in China’s Wuhan and has no vaccine yet, has prompted worries the world over, with governments like Itary closing borders with affected countries and barring entry to or subjecting travelers from outbreak areas to lengthy quarantines.
The world health organization however has come out to say that it is not good to get such measures as of now.
Cheap travel flights during the coronavirus outbreak are tempting.
Big companies and health organizations around the world are condemning the unnecessary self drive travel. This we all think will help the reduction on the spread of the noval coronavirus, though not to us the travel agents who are losing out on business.
This however has not stopped some travelers and tourist around the world to take advantage of the cheap flights.
According to the NEWS “Henkel, 20, is taking advantage of cheap flights to see North America. She lives in California’s Central Valley, but this summer she’ll be in Vancouver, New York City and Portland, Oregon.”
They are asking themselves if its better to die on the hospital bed or out having fun.
On phone with A friend of mine who planned on traveling France” I have cancelled my trip to France due to the corona virus” However I will be booking in late this year due to the cheap flights around”.
“What is the purpose of staying home when I can enjoy a trip half the price? Either way I will have to die someday.” Patrick
Can Travelers be refunded for a trip to uganda?
Most of the airlines now are looking into credibility other than the loss. When travelers are buying these cheap flight they do not commit to anything at ll.
According to the Uganda airlines in charge, the other airline companies they work hand in hand with are removing cancellation charges to enable client’s book later or change as desired due to the virus fear.
Most airlines in the Europe and Uk like Delta has already waived many change fees, according to its website. The airline is willing to work with customers to adjust travel plans, and even switch to other airlines when needed.
Travel agents like Gorilla walking Safaris have re assured their clients that they can reschedule their due safaris to Uganda.
In his words the Director” we will de rescheduling our reserved safari to Uganda and Rwanda as desired by the clients in the affected countries due to the Outbreak of the CoronaVirus”
Here’s what Travelers should consider before booking a cheap travel flight.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 around the globe has thrown the international travel industry into chaos.
We all love to travel and to be clear some of us survive only if the others travel and us as well. The WHO has come out to rule the coronavirus an epidemic for the whole world.
However booking your car rental safari to Uganda or Rwanda all depends, says public health experts.
The WHO is recommending that elderly travelers and all persons with big health issues should remain or delay their ravel until later. That is because the disease, while mild in some 80 percent of cases, can be fatal for people who are above 65 years or who have chronic illnesses.
Most countries around the world including my Uganda has put up a list and sent us travel agents copies on which countries are more at risk.
The list currently includes China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia, Germany, Belgium, uk, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece and Romania, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon, Algeria.
Persons coming from the above countries to Uganda for a self-drive safari, visits or business may go under an official quarantine, self-quarantine or normal screening g depending on how the health officials see you.
Governments have also put out their own travel warnings. But this varies from country to country.
How Travelers can protect themselves if traveling with cheap travel flights?
If you do go ahead with your travel plans, given the cheap flights. The WHO has a range of recommendations to reduce the risk of infection.
- washing hands frequently
- covering nose and mouth when coughing
- Avoiding close contact with people showing symptoms.
- Use appropriate personal protective equipment(masks)
In case of illness while traveling, such as fever, coughing or breathing difficulties, Get to the nearest local health centers.
Carrying a hand sanitizer on you all the time and keeping distance from the people that are not with you would be a great idea.
It’s time to help each other if we need a healthy world for all of us. Civilization ad knowing our rights won’t stop the virus from spreading. Though if we take control of ourselves and know where and when to travel the virus may be defeated.
Value life, because it’s the greatest gift you will ever have.