Current travel advisories for Uganda

Last Update: Monday, 15. August 2022 at 08:10

Please reconsider your need to travel to Uganda.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.5 / 5

Uganda is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa) with around 32 million citizens and a land mass of 236,040 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.4 / 5

Uganda shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.3), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.7), Kenya (3.1), Tanzania with (3.0) and Rwanda with (2.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/uganda

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in the Karamoja region in north-eastern Uganda due to the threat of banditry, violent crime and armed clashes. Exercise increased caution within 30 kilometres of the border with South Sudan due to the threat of banditry and other violent crime. Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Uganda due to the threat of terrorism, crime and the potential for civil unrest.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/uganda

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Reisewarnstufe: 0

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/uganda

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/UG

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Var försiktig i hela landet. För aktuell information hänvisar vi till Världshälsoorganisationen (WHO) och Ugandas hälsomyndighet. Nationalparken Kidepo Valley betraktas i allmänhet som trygg men vi rekommenderar att du tar reda på säkerhetssituationen i gränsområdet mot Sydsudan innan du reser dit.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/uganda-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Uganda due to crime and terrorism. Last Update: Reissued with updates to terrorism language. Country summary: There remains a threat of terrorist attacks in Uganda and throughout the region and there were multiple bombings committed by terrorists in and around Kampala in 2021. While the attacks did not appear to target foreigners, anyone can be a victim. U.S. citizens should remain alert and avoid large public gatherings. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, home invasion, and sexual assault, can occur at any time, especially in larger cities including Kampala and Entebbe. Local police may lack appropriate resources to respond effectively to serious crime. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Uganda. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Uganda has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 4

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If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 32 million
Covering landmass
236,040 km²
Electricity
240V - 50Hz
Currency
Shilling (UGX)
ISO 2-Letter Code
UG
Phone prefix
+256
Top Level Domain
.ug
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Uganda (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Uganda.

Is Uganda safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Uganda. The risk index is at 3.5 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Uganda?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Uganda.

What countries does Uganda share land borders with?

Uganda shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.3), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.7), Kenya (3.1), Tanzania with (3.0) and Rwanda with (2.8 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!