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 plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.
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.
Some COVID-19 measures remain in place. See the Coronavirus page
For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.
You should remain vigilant, avoid large crowds and public demonstrations and follow local media for updates. Political rallies, protests and violent demonstrations can occur without notice throughout the country. 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.
On 16 December 2021, DRC’s 13th Ebola outbreak was declared over. The outbreak began on 8 October 2021 in Beni, North Kivu province in eastern DRC, bordering Uganda and Rwanda. There have been no new cases since 30 October and none recorded in Uganda. Further information and updates on Ebola can be found on the WHO website and the Public Health England (PHE) website. 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.