Uganda & COVID-19 - Travel Advice & Things To Know

Uganda COVID-19 Updates

Read below about Uganda's covid travel regulations. We continuously keep this page up-to-date.

Entry requirements for vaccinated travelers

  • There is no requirement to show proof of vaccination upon arrival.
  • Please make sure to check if any of your transit destinations, airline company or next destinations require any form of proof of vaccination or Covid19 testing.  

Entry requirements for travelers who are not (fully) vaccinated

  • There is no requirement to show a negative PCR test upon arrival.

Where can I get a PCR test done in Uganda?

There are reputable laboratories that offer walk in, drive through or even at home/ at your hotel testing service. We recommend Test and Fly. Labs are open 24/7, appointments can easily be made online, and same-day results are possible. 

How to get an Uganda Tourist Visa 

You need to apply for your Visa well in advance and online, via this link.

Under Visa, you can choose one of the following options:

  • Ordinary - a single entry tourist visa valid for 3 months. 
  • East Africa Tourist Visa - which you can use to cross to Kenya and Rwanda.
  • Multiple Entry visa - if you plan to be in and out of the country multiple times in 6 to 12 months.

Yellow Fever vaccination 

A Yellow Fever vaccination card is required for all persons traveling to Uganda from the age of 1 year and above. A Yellow Fever vaccine provides lifelong protection. If you reach the airport and you don’t have one, there is a chance of taking the vaccine and getting the card right from there but it's incredibly expensive and since you’d have no choice, you will have to take it regardless of the price. So we advise you to get the vaccine before you leave your home country.