Uganda : Factfile


GMT + 3 hours


English is the official language. Swahili, Luganda and other Bantu languages are also spoken.


Uganda Shilling (UGX). US$ are also widely used. Credit cards are not widely used but are generally accepted in larger hotels, restaurants and tourist operations. ATMs are available in the larger cities.


British Airways (direct), Kenya Airways, Emirates, South African Airways, KLM, Air France

Flight time from UK

Approximately 9.5 hours direct; up to approximately 18 hours with stopovers

Visa requirements

All UK, Australian, Canadian, USA and EU passport holders require visas. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from date of entry.

For further information and up-to-date entry requirements, see or contact the Uganda High Commission:
Tel: 020 7839 5783

The Visa Service ( can also help you arrange your visa.

Health requirements

You should seek up-to-date advice regarding inoculations and health precautions from your GP or travel clinic as soon as your departure date is known.

The MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) website (09068 224100) will give you up-to-date advice, as well as the location of your nearest Travel Clinic. Another good website to visit for travel health advice is the NHS website

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