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Reissued with updates to Crime and removal of Health concerns related to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.
Reconsider travel to Uganda due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Country summary: There remains a threat of terrorist attacks in Uganda and throughout the region. Terrorist attacks occurred in several villages in Western Uganda in December 2022 and there were multiple bombings in and around Kampala in 2021. While the attacks did not appear to target foreign nationals, anyone can be a victim. U.S. citizens should remain alert and avoid large public gatherings.
Violent crime, such as armed robbery, home invasion, and sexual assault, presents a serious threat to those visiting and residing in Uganda and can occur at any time, especially in larger cities, including Kampala and Entebbe, in the Karamoja region, and along Uganda’s western and northern borders. Local police may lack appropriate resources to respond effectively to serious crime in most areas.
Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Uganda.
If you decide to travel to Uganda: