Customs and immigration officials are polite and efficient, but note that Uganda immigration policies are not always constantly applied and may change without notice. Therefore Travellers should pay close attention to the validity of their Visa or special pass to avoid fines or Travel interruptions.
A passport valid for 6 months beyond the date of entry is required. Visas are available at Entebbe Airport upon arrival or may be obtained or may be obtained from the embassy of the republic of Uganda. But it’s recommended that travellers obtain Visas to Uganda in advance of Travel, in particular those travellers who will arrive via land.
If you plan to obtain your visa upon landing at Entebbe Airport, you should confirm in advance that your Airline allows you to board without a visa. Note that it’s important to apply for East African visa in advance to avoid disappointments.
Visas and Passes
Any person intending to enter into Uganda should do so only for lawful purposes and in accordance with national immigration laws, guidelines and formalities.
Foreign nationals intending to enter Uganda for purposes of employment should comply with requirements for expatriate employment in Uganda.
- All visa prone nationalities must obtain Uganda visas to facilitate their entry into the country.
- Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the ports of entry in the country.
- All travelers to the Republic of Uganda MUST have a valid Yellow Fever Immunization card.
Visa & corresponding fees
|Category/description of visa||Cost|
|Single entry||US$ 50 per individual|
|Multiple entry visa 6-12 months||US$ 100|
|Multiple entry visa 24 months||US$ 150|
|Multiple entry visa 36 months||US$ 200|
|Students (Entry Visa for students who are not nationals of East African Cooperation.)||US$ 100|
|East African Tourist Visa (Three months Multiple Entry for Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda)||US$ 100|
|Residents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda travelling to any of the three countries can now enter the alternative Partner State. Without paying for visas.||Fee Nil|
Note: visas do not permit gainful or voluntary employment in Uganda
- Entry into or exit from Uganda should be made only through gazetted ports of entry/exit
- List of visa exempt nationalities i.e. nationals of countries that do not pay for Uganda visas
Solomon Islands, The Grenadines
Requirements for Entry into Uganda
Note that Cheques are not accepted!