Official Travel Advice for Uganda
Health section and Summary - updated information on an outbreak of Ebola in the Kasese District from 29 August 2019 that was declared over on 28 October 2019
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 24 Jan 2020.
The arrest of a number of opposition Members of Parliament following violence around the Arua by-election on the 15 August 2018 has led to heightened political tension. There have been sporadic protests throughout 2019 and there remains an increased likelihood of protests, which may turn violent, across Uganda. You should remain vigilant, avoid large crowds and public demonstrations and follow local media for updates. See Political situation
On 1 August 2018, an outbreak of Ebola was confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo – in July 2019 this was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organisation. On 28 August 2019, the Ugandan Ministry of Health confirmed a single case of Ebola in Kasese District in western Uganda. This outbreak was declared over on 28 October 2019. See National Travel Health Network and Centre. The latest updates can be found on the World Health Organisation’s website. See Health
UK health authorities have classified Uganda as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website
Petty and violent crime occurs. Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. See Safety and Security.
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Uganda. See Terrorism
Avoid travel by road outside major towns at night, except between Kampala and the airport at Entebbe. See Crime
Around 15,000 British nationals visit Uganda every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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