Current travel advisories for Uganda

Last Update: Friday, 07. August 2020 at 07:21

Please reconsider your need to travel to Uganda.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.7 / 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 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.7 / 5

Uganda shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.1), Democratic Republic of the Congo (4.0), Tanzania (3.6), Rwanda with (3.5) and Kenya with (3.4 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 1,223 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 5 reported deaths associated with the disease in Uganda.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

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. I landet påträffades ett ebolafall i juni 2019, men inga nya fall har konstaterats efter det. 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 COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Uganda due to crime and kidnapping. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for Uganda due to COVID-19. Uganda has resumed most internal transportation options, but the international airport and borders remain, with some exceptions, closed to regular travel. Most business operations have resumed, however day cares and schools remain closed. Other improved conditions have been reported within Uganda. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Uganda. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, home invasion, kidnapping, and sexual assault, is common, especially in larger cities including Kampala and Entebbe. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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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: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/uganda/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/uganda/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Uganda som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Kampala har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Uganda. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Uganda via den danske ambassade i Kampala, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. Du bør også downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten. Du kan læse mere om coronavirus/COVID-19 hos Sundhedsstyrelsen og Statens Serum Institut. Du bør altid følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd til forebyggelse af smittespredning og vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Hvis du rejser til Uganda, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risikoen for kriminalitet og terror. I Karamoja-regionen og grænseområderne til den Demokratiske Republik Congo og Sydsudan kan der ske voldelige sammenstød mellem forskellige stammer. Udlændinge er dog normalt ikke mål for disse angreb. Der er risiko for røveriske overfald. I grænseområderne til den Demokratiske Republik Congo og Sydsudan er der mange flygtninge, og situationen er ustabil. Det omfatter nationalparkerne Queen Elisabeth, Rwenzori Mountains, Kibale Forest, Semliki, Bwindi og Mgahinga. Hvis du vælger at rejse til nogle af de områder og nationalparker, som er nævnt ovenfor, bør du på forhånd undersøge den aktuelle sikkerhedssituation hos de lokale myndigheder, herunder Ugandan Wildlife Authority. Brug anerkendte rejsearrangører og guider med lokalkendskab og erfaring med den type tur, du skal på.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/uganda

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Uganda's borders are closed and flights are only departing with government approval. If you're interested in commercial flight options to get home to Australia, register with the Australian High Commission in Nairobi by emailing consular.nairobi@dfat.gov.au. Uganda has a nationwide curfew from 9.00pm to 5.30am every day. Essential services including food stores, banks and private security remain open, other non-essential services are gradually re-opening. Public and private transport is allowed, except in border districts, with some restrictions. Gatherings of more than five people are banned including political and cultural gatherings. It's compulsory to wear masks in public. If you show symptoms of COVID-19, expect local authorities to quarantine you. Monitor the media for information on latest developments. We advise: Do not travel to Uganda.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

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?

There are some travel advisories for Uganda. With a risk index of 3.7 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Uganda?

We currently know of 7 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 3.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Sudan (4.1), Democratic Republic of the Congo (4.0), Tanzania (3.6), Rwanda with (3.5) and Kenya with (3.4 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!