Uganda Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
April 19, 2022

Uganda - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

O D K E N H U T C

Reconsider travel to Uganda due to crime and terrorism.

Country summary: Terrorist groups active in Uganda have claimed responsibility for recent bombings in and near Kampala.  While the attacks do not appear to have targeted foreigners, anyone can be a victim of acts of violence.

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.

If you decide to travel to Uganda:

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. 
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Food and drinks should never be left unattended in public especially in local clubs.
  • Remain with a group of friends in public.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Carry a copy of your passport and visa (if applicable) and leave originals in your hotel safe.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Country Security Report for Uganda.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Information for Vaccinated Travelers

The CDC's latest guidance on international travel for vaccinated people can be found here.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kampala
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
Kampala, Uganda
Telephone
+(256)(0) 414-306-001
Emergency
+(256)(0) 414-306-001
Fax
+(256)(0) 414-259-794

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