Uganda Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes/1
USA Yes Yes Yes

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To enter Uganda, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport note

Entry may be refused to passengers not holding sufficient funds, return or onward tickets, and other necessary travel documents.


Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above except (1) nationals of Cyprus and Malta, who do not require a visa. Nationals holding passports from Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Eswatini, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe also do not require a visa to enter Uganda.

You can obtain visas either via the embassy/high commission or using the e-Visa system (

Travellers who are also visiting Rwanda and Kenya may find it more useful to apply for an East Africa cross-border joint visa which allows entry into all three countries on a single visa.

Visa note

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the high commission/embassy to check visa requirements for Uganda.

Types and cost

Single-entry e-Visa: US$50; East African tourist e-Visa: US$100.

Multiple-entry e-Visa: US$100 (six to 12 months), US$200 (12 to 24 months).


e-Visa/single-entry visa: three months from the date of issue.

Multiple-entry visa: up to 24 months.

East African tourist visa: three months.


Transit visas are also available through the e-Visa scheme and cost US$100.

Application to

You can apply through the e-Visa system (

Working days

Allow 2-3 working days for e-visa processing.

Sufficient funds

Travellers should have sufficient funds to cover their stay in Uganda, but proving this should only be necessary if you arrive with a one-way ticket, as officials may need reassurance that you can afford to leave the country when it’s time to go home.

Extension of stay

If you wish to extend your stay, you can do this online on the Immigration portal ( before your current visa expires. If you overstay your visa, you will be charged US$100 per day.

Entry with pets

Cats and dogs must have a certificate of good health from a registered veterinarian in the area of origin, which must be issued, signed and stamped no earlier than 10 days before arrival in Uganda. You will also need a certificate confirming the animal is free of rabies and has been inoculated as necessary.

Dogs require vaccinations against distemper, parvo-virus, rabies, hepatitis and leptospirosos, not less than 30 days prior to arrival.

Cats should be vaccinated against rabies and feline entritis, not less than 30 days prior to arrival. 

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 726 7100. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1600; 0930-1500 (visa section).
High Commission for the Republic of Uganda in the UK
Telephone: +44 207 839 5783 Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1600, 0930-1300 (visa section). Closed between 1300 and 1400 for lunch.
British High Commission in Uganda
Telephone: +256 312 312000 Website: Opening times: Mon-Thu 0830-1300 and 1400-1700, Fri 0830-1300.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.