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Uganda international travel guide in 2024

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Uganda is part of Africa with main city at Kampala. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 23.86 ยฐC in Uganda with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 49.91 mm. Internet speed in Uganda is on average 1.7 Mbps. In Uganda you drive on the left side. Its Least Developed country with a population of 34M people. The main currency is Uganda Shilling. The languages spoken are English and Swahili. Automatic teller machines are rare in Uganda. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Least Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~23.86 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~49.91 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 34M people

Uganda Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
Uganda adopted a new Anti-Homosexuality Act on 29 May. The law prohibits same-sex relationships, and convictions under these laws may result in severe sentences. LGBTQI+ travellers should carefully consider the risks of travelling to Uganda. You no longer need a COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to enter or leave Uganda. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Uganda overall due to the threat of terrorist attack, civil unrest and criminal activity. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Uganda Weather

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Uganda Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Swahili

Money in Uganda

๐Ÿ’ฑ 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.

๐Ÿง 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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling in Uganda

๐Ÿ“ก 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.

๐Ÿ“ฑ 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.

๐Ÿ“ž 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 .

Driving in Uganda

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ 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.

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Uganda travel details

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