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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Uganda Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Uganda

Local Situation: 2.9 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Uganda. We detected travel advisories from 7 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 (4.2), Democratic Republic of the Congo (3.8), Kenya (2.7), Tanzania with 2.4 and Rwanda with 2 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Uganda

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Uganda.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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 2.9 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in the Karamoja region in north-eastern Uganda due to the threat of banditry, violent crime and armed clashes. Exercise increased caution within 30 kilometres of the border with South Sudan due to the threat of banditry and other violent crime. Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Uganda due to the threat of terrorism, crime and the potential for civil unrest.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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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 om ebolasituationen hänvisar vi till Världshälsoorganisationen (WHO) och Ugandas hälsomyndighet. Nationalparken Kidepo Valley anses i allmänhet trygg, men vi rekommenderar ...

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/UG

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Uganda, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed, især pga. risikoen for kriminalitet, terror og trafikulykker. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg i landet. Vær forsigtig hvis du rejser til Karamoja-regionen og til grænseområderne til den Demokratiske Republik Congo og Sydsudan. Der kan ske ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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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.

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

Individual changes for Uganda

This is the recent history of individual changes that affected the total asessment of Uganda. Most recent events first.

Changes from July 31st 2019

The total rating for Uganda changed from 2.7 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Maltese government increased their existing warning for Uganda to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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 Arabic, English, Ganda, Swahili
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 of 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 to and from 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 2,9 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Uganda.

Is it safe to travel Uganda in 2019?

Visiting the country Uganda is usually fine. The score is at 2,9 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Uganda?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Uganda.

What is the size of Uganda?

Uganda has a size of 236,040 km² or 91,136 mi² which is slightly smaller than Oregon.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.