Uganda travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Uganda with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Uganda.

Uganda travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Uganda with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Uganda - quick facts
Flight time 11.5 hours
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) Swahili, English, Bantu
Currency Ugandan Shilling
Electricity G plug (240V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

Why visit Uganda?

Considering a holiday to the Uganda? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination such as for its nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

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Uganda tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Uganda weather

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The Uganda weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Kampala.

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Uganda travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Uganda from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Uganda.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Uganda travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Uganda with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Uganda, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Uganda covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Uganda with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Uganda travel features

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Uganda FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Uganda including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Uganda due to Covid-19?

Uganda is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, Republic of Uganda for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Uganda?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Uganda. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Uganda from the UK?

The flight time to Uganda from the UK is typically 11.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Uganda and the UK?

The time difference between Uganda and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Uganda?

The main languages spoken in Uganda are Swahili, English and Bantu.

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What is the currency in Uganda?

The currency in Uganda is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX).

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Which plugs are used in Uganda?

Uganda uses electrical plug type G (240 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Uganda?

They drive on the left side of the road in Uganda.

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Do you need a visa for Uganda?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Uganda.

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