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

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

There were a number of demonstrations in Kampala in May, June and November 2013. Previous demonstrations have also occurred in other parts of Uganda. Some political demonstrations have in the past become violent without warning. Take care and avoid demonstrations wherever possible. See Political situation

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

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

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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