- If you are travelling to Uganda, you will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate, issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Infants aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.
- Arriving passengers will be subject to temperature checks and will be screened for infectious diseases by the Port Health authorities
If you’re planning travel to Uganda, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) guidance on foreign travel insurance.
There have been sporadic political protests throughout 2019 and 2020 and there remains an increased likelihood of protests across Uganda, particularly in the run up to elections in January 2021. These may turn violent; you should remain vigilant, avoid large crowds and public demonstrations and follow local media for updates.
On 1 October 2020, Entebbe International Airport and land borders re-opened. New COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers.
UK health authorities have classified Uganda as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website
Petty and violent crime occurs. Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings.
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Uganda.
Avoid travel by road outside major towns at night, except between Kampala and the airport at Entebbe.
Around 15,000 British nationals visit Uganda every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.