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Uganda is 3 hours ahead of GMT

Visas and immigration

Visas are required by all except the following:
(a) nationals of Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Rwanda, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe;
(b) transit passengers continuing to a third country by the same or first connecting flight within 24 hours, provided holding confirmed tickets and travel documents and not leaving the airport.

Note: Some visas may be issued on arrival to Uganda; check with your local Embassy for further details.

Types of visa and cost: Single-entry: US$50 (three months). Multiple-entry: US$90 (six months), US$190 (one year). Transit: US$15. Express processing is available at an additional charge of US$10.

Validity: Single-entry: Three months from date of issue; Multiple-entry: Six months or one year from date of issue; Transit: 24 hours.



Traffic drives on the left. The road network extends over 28,332km (17,605 miles). The roads are of variable quality and radiate from Kampala, although the network is sparse in the north. There are still some army and police checkpoints on roads and railways. The speed limit is 50 mph (80 kph) or 62 mph (100 kph) on highways.

Bus and Taxi

Bus services run between most parts of Uganda but are not very reliable and often very crowded. Scheduled services operate between Entebbe and Kampala (travel time - one hour) and to and from the airport. An extensive network of minibuses, known as Matatus, runs to most parts of the country and they are a quick and convenient form of transport, if a little overcrowded. However, there is a law against overloading on buses and if this occurs, the driver and passengers are liable to pay a fine. Post-bus services operate Monday to Saturday from Kampala to main towns.

There are also special taxis, identifiable by their black and white stripes, which take passengers to wherever they want to go but are more expensive than Matatus


Uganda Railways does not operate passenger services at present.


Air Commuter, Challenge Air, Eagle Air, Missionary Aviation Fellowship, TMK and United Airlines offer flights from Entebbe to most major towns. Charter flights are also available.

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