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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

Presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for 18 February 2016. Local elections are planned between 24 February and 10 March. This period is likely to cause disruption to traffic, transport and other services. There may be heightened tension, unrest and possible violence in the immediate pre and post election period. Remain vigilant, avoid large crowds or public demonstrations and follow local media for updates. See Political situation

There is a general threat from terrorism. The Ugandan police regularly issue alerts about possible threats to locations in Kampala and the surrounding area. In the past, these have included hotels, educational institutions, public places and the venues for sporting and religious events.

You should be vigilant at all times. See Terrorism

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

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.

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