Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the districts of Kaabong, Kotido, Abim, Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Katakwi, Amudat, Kapchorwa, Kween, and Bukwo in the Karamoja region of north eastern Uganda with the exception of trips to Kidepo Valley National Park, which you should make by air. See Local Travel

There is a high threat from terrorism. We are aware of recent alerts concerning possible threats to locations in Kampala, including hotels. You should continue to be vigilant at all times, exercise extreme caution and closely monitor this travel advice. See Terrorism

Avoid travel by road outside major towns at night, except between Kampala and the airport at Entebbe. See Crime

Some demonstrations have in the past become violent without warning. Take care and avoid demonstrations wherever possible. See Political situation

Around 15,000 British nationals visit Uganda every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

An outbreak of typhoid in Kampala was announced on 19 February 2015. On 11 March the Ugandan Ministry of Health announced that the outbreak had spread to 15 other districts of the country. See Health

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.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.