Uganda : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. If you are travelling on from Uganda, many countries will require you to have a yellow fever vaccination certificate (see Travel Health below).

Travel within the country: 

Traffic drives on the left. Visitors wishing to drive will need an international driving permit. Car hire is available in Kampala and at Entebbe International Airport, though those without experience of driving in the country are advised to hire a vehicle with a driver.

Scheduled flights operate from Entebbe to the main towns and charter flights are also available. In urban areas black and white striped taxis are widely available.

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include cholera, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, meningococcal meningitis, polio, rabies, schistosomiasis (bilharzia), typhoid and yellow fever. The World Health Organization has recommended vaccination against yellow fever.

There were 1,206,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.