Entebbe Airport Police has arrested 23 intending travelers found with forged COVID-19 negative test certificates at Entebbe Airport.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed the arrest, saying the suspects are being held at the Aviation Police in Entebbe for interrogation.
“This has been giving a bad image to the government of Uganda. We are going to charge these ones with forgery and uttering forged documents,” Onyango said.
He appealed to every traveller intending to leave the country, to get a Covid-19 certificate through designated right channels.
According to Emmanuel Barungi, the Ag. general manager for Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), departing passengers are required to report to the airport four hours prior to their flight departure time in order to enable health screening procedures.
To date, Uganda has 10,590 confirmed cases of COVID-19.