Uganda Tourism awarded a Safer Tourism Endorsement

Beulah R. Hayes

Uganda Tourism is the third vacation spot awarded an endorsement by the Safer Tourism Seal authorities. This achievement has only been awarded to Kenya and Jamaica just before. The endorsement is based on an evaluation and can not be ordered.

20 locations and stakeholders requested an independent evaluation, and hundreds of stakeholders in 50 nations and 11 US States are exhibiting the Safer Tourism Seal dependent on their self-assessment. 17 tourism leaders had been moved into the intercontinental corridor of tourism heroes.

The Safer Tourism Seal is an initiative by rebuilding.vacation, a worldwide grassroots motion with tourism leaders in 120 international locations.

In the age of Pandemics: Some of the reasons that Tourism industries fail
Dr. Peter Tarlow

Expensive Ms. Ajarova & Mr. Semakula:

It is with excellent delight and honor that we want to award the Uganda Tourism Board with Rebuilding Travel’s Safer Tourism’s Seal.

Based mostly on the facts that you have presented to the Safer Tourism business with regards to Uganda, I have prepared the next report for UTB.

Tourism is 1 of the world’s primary industries and a main economic growth tool, and as this kind of, stability (criminal offense and terrorism) has a major impact on the tourism, cruise, and occasion-oriented economies. Also, a lot of the entire environment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and its consequences on tourism have been devastating

Uganda can acquire fantastic delight in that many of its public officials are tourism-delicate

The Federal government of Uganda acknowledges the importance of its tourism market

The Government of Uganda recognizes the importance of its tourism industry. Uganda is regarded about the environment for its organic attractiveness, its range of points of interest, its historic villages, and its wildlife. The Uganda tourism field not only is a important financial progress instrument but it also is a big element in Uganda’s high quality of lifetime.

Uganda can consider good pleasure in that many of its public officers are tourism-delicate. They understand the great importance of tourism and how tourism impacts the nation’s standing and standing not only in tourism but also in the environment.

In today’s entire world dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, both equally nearby citizens and guests in the course of the earth demand security and security implemented by very well-qualified specialists. The traveling community understands the partnership concerning safety, protection, popularity, economic viability, and well being. These five components when mixed are referred to as tourism surety. Each of these variables is essential in profitable a Safer Tourism Seal and demonstrating that the awarded entity does everything doable to assure the maximum level of tourism surety doable. The seal recognizes that there is no 100% protection and safety in the globe. It is for this explanation that the seal utilizes the expression “safer tourism.” It suggests that the entity awarded these types of a seal has set up a dynamic tourism surety software that needs continual assessments, revisions, and upgrades. The Safer Tourism Seal acknowledges that the awarded entity completely understands that new measures will have to be released as the circumstance warrants.

Lilly-Ajarova, CEO Uganda Tourism Board

It is for this cause, Rebuilding Tourism provides its Safer Tourism Seal only to tourism entities, companies, and locales which identify that the hospitality industry’s selection one task is the protection of its attendees and of those people operating in the industry. The seal’s motto is: “safety, protection, and wellbeing to start with.” 

The Uganda Ministry of Tourism in conversations with Rebuilding Tourism has shown that it understands that tourism surety will involve teaching, education and learning, investments in software package, and the being familiar with that stability/surety is not a simplistic willpower. In an age of good transform and issues ranging from concerns of health to security, the Uganda Ministry of Tourism has shown that it accepts the actuality that its tourism staff will have continuous schooling and must be adaptable more than enough to change their process to a consistently switching setting.

The Uganda Ministry of Tourism shown its determination to tourism properly-remaining by means of two in-individual phone interviews and by satisfactorily answering in writing many in-depth thoughts regarding its overall health and protection procedures not only as they pertain to the recent pandemic but also as they pertain to its all round tourism surety coverage. 

The Ministry indicated via both of those oral interviews and in creating that it has involved itself in building a safer tourism product. It also shown to the Safer Tourism researcher that Uganda is carrying out everything attainable to generate a safe and sound, safe, and wholesome atmosphere by doing work with worldwide agencies, by taking part with regional businesses, and by interacting with tourism protection and properly-currently being experts.


The Uganda Ministry of Tourism has indicated that it is using proactive actions to guarantee guests of the safest tourism knowledge probable. The Ministry nicely understands that no a person can assure 100% protection and security and that no one shall drop sick. What it can do is supply the most effective tourism surety actions attainable. For this rationale, the government reviews that:

  1. Uganda have to continue on to make and update its well being and surety protocols on a well timed and regional basis.
  2.  Uganda should place in put realistic well being, sanitation, disinfection, distancing, and basic safety protocols that are both of those inexpensive and professional-lively carried out by your governing administration.
  3.  Uganda follows global social distancing rules both equally for employees and website visitors and is effective to create touch-much less methods every time attainable. The country is utilizing touch-considerably less procedures anywhere and any time possible and takes advantage of technologies to lessen bodily interactions in motels, restaurants, destinations of transportation, and so forth.
  4.  Uganda has formulated an cost-effective and workable PPE plan.
  5. Uganda’s Tourism Ministry necessitates the carrying of masks when particular interactions come about when men and women are much less than 2 meters from just about every other. The very same procedures apply to community transportation.
  6. Uganda requests the repeated washing of fingers and the sanitization of lodge rooms and other general public locations or apparatuses used by the public.

The nation does every thing attainable to sanitize sleeping quarters for attendees. It need to be famous that Uganda offers special thing to consider to the application of cleansing and disinfection measures in typical locations (restrooms, halls, corridors, lifts, and many others.) as a general preventive evaluate during the total COVID-19 pandemic.


Special notice is also given to objects that are regularly touched this sort of as handles, elevator buttons, handrails, switches, doorknobs, and so forth. Cleaning team customers are instructed appropriately. The next are executed for rooms or precise areas exposed to COVID-19 cases:

a) Any surfaces that turn into dirty with respiratory secretions or other physique fluids of the ill human being(s), e.g. bathroom, hand-washing basins, and baths should really be cleaned with a frequent domestic disinfectant.

b) Colour-coded cleansing materials for distinctive places to avoid contamination.

c)  Assistance workers involves further education in the preparation, managing, software, and storage of these items, mainly bleach, which may well be at a larger concentration than normal.

d) Any time doable, the use of only disposable cleaning resources are encouraged. Any cleaning machines built of cloths and absorbent elements, e.g. mop heads and wiping cloths, are discarded.

e) All utilised objects must be handled correctly to mitigate the threat of probable transmission. Disposable objects (hand towels, gloves, masks, tissues) really should be positioned in a container with a lid and disposed of in accordance to the hotel action program and countrywide laws for waste management disinfection.

f)   Cleaning crews are qualified on the use of PPE and hand cleanliness.

g) All rooms and frequent parts should really be ventilated everyday.

  • As observed, the governing administration will work to give hand-sanitizers in accordance to the demands of the community and tourism field. Automatic and manually-operated hand sanitizers have been positioned in all sensitive parts and on a constant foundation.
  • The govt has implemented a education application for all tourism locales and enterprises on how to utilize actual physical separation and at the exact same time is delicate to the nation’s ecological and climactic requires.
  • Uganda pays special awareness to transportation hubs this kind of as airport terminals and insists on international transportation facilities and companies this kind of as airways to comply with the Global Civil Aviation Organization’s “Takeoff: Direction for Air Travel by the COVID-19 Community Health and fitness Crisis.”
  • Uganda’s first responders are trained on the utilization of Private Protecting Equipment and the handling of circumstances in health and fitness crises. Distinctive interest is paid to both of those the initially responder’s protection and to that of its guests.
  • Uganda’s governing businesses properly realize that as the scenario unfolds or changes that its policies may also have to adjust so as to safeguard site visitors to the fullest extent doable.
  • Uganda has exclusive COVID-19-ready hospitals that are out of bounds to non-people.
  • Throughout the COVID-19 period, Uganda understands that it need to also safeguard its readers from other sorts of tourism threats this kind of as criminal offense. Customer security and tourism crime avoidance are and will often be at the forefront of its tourism policies.
  • Uganda updates its tourism policies and updates its tourism specialists on a day-to-day foundation.

Safer Tourism Seal is, for that reason, proud to award the Uganda Ministry of Tourism with its Safer Tourism Seal of Approval, primarily based on evaluation and endorsement.

Dr. Peter Tarlow, Chair Safer Tourism

Uganda Tourism Board is a member of the African Tourism Board

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