Reconsider travel to Uganda due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Uganda due to crime and kidnapping.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for Uganda due to COVID-19.
Uganda has resumed most internal transportation options, but the international airport and borders remain, with some exceptions, closed to regular travel. Most business operations have resumed, however day cares and schools remain closed. Other improved conditions have been reported within Uganda. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Uganda.
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 country information page.
If you decide to travel to Uganda:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.