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Uganda Travel Guide

Agoda aims to give travelers an all-inclusive travel experience, and providing up-to-date, detailed information about current travel conditions is part of the package. While we strive to keep Uganda Travel Requirements and Restrictions as current as possible through a host of reliable resources, travelers should confirm regulations through official government channels.

International Travel

A nationwide curfew is enforced from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Note that arriving and departing airline passengers will be exempt from curfew restrictions when their flights take place during curfew hours.  However, drivers should have with them documentary evidence of their connection to passengers arriving at or departing from the airport in order to facilitate passage through police checkpoints enforcing the nationwide curfew.

COVID restrictions relating to the operation of businesses, schools, and places of worship may change with little notice.  Consult official Ugandan government sources for the most up-to-date information.

Public transportation may operate at 50% capacity observing SOPs. 

Private interdistrict transport is permitted with no more than three passengers in a vehicle. 

Cargo trucks (with no more than two people) and registered tourist vehicles will be permitted to move between districts.

When in public, wearing of masks is required and individuals are expected to maintain social distancing at all times. 

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Vaccination Rate: 23% of the population has been fully vaccinated

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Tourist Entry: Allowed

Determine your eligibility for travel

To determine your eligibility for travel, please refer to the following conditions and requirements for Uganda:

If you are fully vaccinated (and for children under the age of 6) you are now able to enter Uganda via air and land border points without showing a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate. You will be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated.

If you are not fully vaccinated you will need to show a negative COVID-19 PCR certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure on arrival by land or air.

Quarantine is not required.

Uganda’s air and land borders are open for international travel.

All arriving passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test certificate issued no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft to Uganda or crossing land borders. Foreign nationals without a valid negative test certificate will be denied entry. Children aged three and under are exempt when accompanying parents arrive with a negative test certificate.

From 27 October 2021 all travelers arriving at Entebbe International Airport will be subjected to a COVID PCR test on arrival. The only exemptions are children below 6 years old and airlines crew with evidence of full COVID-19 vaccinations. travelers will be tested at the airport and charged USD 30 which is payable by card, cash, online or mobile money. Arriving tourists who test positive but are asymptomatic or with mild symptoms will be permitted to isolate in a designated hotel. Other travelers will be transferred to a public or private hospital, treatment in a public hospital will be free of charge, if travelers opt for a private hospital they will need to pay.

Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States can enter Uganda without testing on arrival.

travelers from India are required to undergo COVID-19 PCR testing on arrival regardless of vaccination status.

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Oxford/AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, CoronaVac

Domestic travel

The Ugandan Ministry of Health has advised that fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a face mask outdoors provided there are no crowds. Further guidance is available from the Ministry of Health website. Some government buildings may require evidence that you are fully vaccinated to allow entry.

Public transport is now operating at full capacity but passengers must adhere to COVID guidance, including no air conditioning.

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