Getting to Uganda

Flying Into Uganda:

Traveling to Uganda is through Entebbe International Airport (EBB), 40 km from Kampala, the Capital. Entebbe Airport is served by a number of Airlines including, Air Uganda, South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania, Air Malawi, Rwanda Air, British Airways, Air Iran, Gulf Air, Inter Air, Air India, plus many connecting flights.

Airport Tax: Airport tax is payable for all international flights and is in the amount of $20.

By Road:

There is a network of modern tarred roads feed the Capital from different border posts. You can easily travel to Uganda from Kenya using a scheduled bus service from Nairobi, or travel to Kampala from Kisumu (Western Kenya). From Tanzania, you can get into Uganda using the Malaba-Kampala highway.

By Rail:

Kampala is linked with Kenya by rail. However, the rail service is no longer in operation.

By Water:

A steamer service links Port Bell with Mwanza in Tanzania

Entry formalities:
All visitors to Uganda are required to have valid passports and citizens of certain countries are require to have a visa. Uganda has no currency regulations.

Health requirements: Visitors are advised to have international certificates of innoculation against yellow fever and cholera. They are also advised to take a course of anti-malaria or seek medical advice on precaution against Malaria.

Customs regulations: A traveller may be asked to open his/her baggage for inspection at the custom post. Personal effects (binoculars, domestic radios receivers, cameras) not intended for disposal or consumption in Uganda are allowed duty free entry.
Purchase and export of game trophies can be arranged with game wardens.
Restricted/prohibited goods such as fire arms, ammunition, explosives, pornographic materials, transceivers and restricted drugs must be declared at customs entry points.

Foreign Journalists:Foreign Journalists: Uganda has no restrictions on foreign press, although any visiting foreign journalists are advised to obtain accreditation in advance from the Uganda Ministry of Information or Uganda’sEmbassy abroad

More information can be obtained from Uganda’s missions abroad or from the foreign embassies in Uganda