Uganda international travel advice

Landscape view of Uganda

Uganda 🇺🇬

Uganda is part of Africa with main city at Kampala. Its Least Developed country with a population of 34M people. The main currency is Uganda Shilling. The languages spoken are English,Swahili. the Republic of Uganda is the formal name of Uganda It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~22.71 °C   🌧 ~53.59 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 34M people


⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

On 11 June 2019, the Ugandan Government confirmed its first cases of the Ebola virus in Western Uganda. We haven’t changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Uganda. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. Reconsider your need to travel to Within 50 kilometres of the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Reconsider your need to travel to Karamoja region. Do not travel to Within 50 kilometres of the border with South Sudan.

issued date: June 14, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Uganda uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English, Swahili


💱 Currencies Used

Uganda uses the Ugandan shilling (symbol: Sh), code UGX.Banknotes come in denominations of 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 shillings. Shilling is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50 and 10 shillings.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Uganda. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Uganda is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Uganda is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 55,288.44 UGX, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 6 telecoms: Africell, Airtel, MTN, Smart Telecom, Smile or UT Mobile (by Uganda Telecom). Uganda uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Uganda upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Uganda, dial +, then 256 (the country code for Uganda), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Uganda, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 31 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Uganda you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 30-50 km/h (18-31 mph) in all built-up areas, 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on motorways and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on expressways.

Last updated: December 5, 2019