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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Uganda Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Uganda

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Local Situation: 2.6 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Uganda. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.0 / 5

Uganda shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Uganda), the Advisory Index is 3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Sudan (4.3), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.8), Kenya (2.6), Tanzania with 2.4 and Rwanda with 2 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Uganda from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution in Uganda due to crime and kidnapping. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to the Karamoja region in north-eastern Uganda due to the threat of banditry, violent crime and armed clashes. Do not travel within 30 kilometres of the border with South Sudan due to the threat of banditry and other violent crime.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens advises Maltese citizens travelling to Uganda to exert extreme caution in view of heavy rainfalls and landslides that are hitting several villages in Bududa District, eastern Uganda. Travellers to the region should remain vigilant.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

About Uganda

Uganda with its capital Kampala is a country in Africa (Eastern Africa), slightly smaller than Oregon (236,040 km²). The country is located Eastern Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The climate can be described as tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast. The landscape is mostly plateau with rim of mountains. With a population of about 31.37 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Kampala
Population about 31.37 million
Size 236.040 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Oregon
Common languages en-UG,lg,sw,ar
Currency Shilling (short: UGX)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +256
Internet Top Level Domain .ug
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 UG
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 UGA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 800

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Uganda is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • draining of wetlands for agricultural use
  • overgrazing
  • soil erosion
  • water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria
  • widespread poaching

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • earthquakes
  • floods
  • hailstorms
  • landslides

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Uganda. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. brewing
  2. cement
  3. cotton textiles
  4. steel production
  5. sugar processing
  6. tobacco

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. cassava
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. cut flowers
  7. fish
  8. goat meat
  9. manioc
  10. milk

Ugandan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Uganda.

Export products

  1. coffee
  2. cotton
  3. fish
  4. fish products
  5. flowers
  6. gold
  7. horticultural products
  8. tea

Import products

  1. capital equipment
  2. cereals
  3. medical supplies
  4. petroleum
  5. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Uganda?

Uganda is currently rated at 2,6 out of a possible 5.0. We advise caution when travelling to Uganda.

So ... is it safe to travel Uganda?

Visiting the country Uganda is usually fine. Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many advisories do you know for Uganda?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 5 active advisories for Uganda.