Health Alert – Extension of Ebola Virus Related Travel Restrictions in Uganda’s Mubende/Kassanda Regions – U.S. Embassy Kampala

Location:  Uganda – Mubende and Kassanda districts

Event:  On November 5, the Government of Uganda (GOU) announced the extension of the lockdown in Mubende and Kassanda districts in response to the Sudan Ebola Virus (SUDV) outbreak. The 21-day extension restricts movements in and out of Mubende and Kassanda districts and imposes a curfew in effect from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am nightly within these districts. Cargo vehicles, vehicles supporting the SUDV response, and security vehicles are permitted to move within the districts and transit vehicles are permitted to pass through the districts with police approval, as long as they do not stop, pick-up, or drop-off people. Public transport and boda bodas (motorcycle taxis) are not allowed to operate. The directive also includes the shutting of seasonal markets and places of worship, bars, places of entertainment, gyms, and saunas.

In support of the GOU directive, the U.S. Embassy in Kampala currently recommends deferral of non-essential U.S. Government employee travel to and through the Mubende and Kassanda districts.

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