Summary

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Uganda

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Uganda’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

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.

COVID-19 measures remain in place including a night time curfew and some travel restrictions. See the Coronavirus page

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

On 18 and 19 November 2020 there were election-related protests in Kampala and other locations across Uganda, with incidents of violence and a number of deaths. Political rallies, protests and violent demonstrations can occur without notice throughout the country. See Political situation

You should remain vigilant, avoid large crowds and public demonstrations and follow local media for updates. See Political situation

Entebbe International Airport is open. COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place for arriving and departing passengers. See Entry requirements

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. See Safety and Security

Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Uganda. Attacks could be indiscriminate or against foreign nationals or places frequented by foreign nationals. On 16 November, terrorists used two explosive devices in central Kampala killing 4 and injuring 33 people. 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.

Visitors should be aware of recent confirmed cases of Ebola in Beni, North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the same province as a previous outbreak. No cases have been reported in Uganda. See Health

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.