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Local Travel


  • Passengers arriving within 6 days after leaving or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission tirgl/yfin and not holding a yellow fever vaccination certificate are subject to vaccination upon arrival and possible quarantine measures.

Exempt from yellow fever vaccination

  • Children under 1 year of age.
  • Passengers transiting Uganda if not leaving the transit area


  • Vaccination against yellow fever for any passenger.
  • Malaria prophylaxis: malaria risk, mainly due to pfalciparum, exists throughout the year in the whole country.

Additional Information

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarking at the Airport


  • Allowed free import by passengers of 18 years of age and over (except those returning from visits to Kenya and Tanzania):
    • 250 grams of tobacco products;
    • 1 liter of spirits (including liquors) and 1 liter of wine;
    • 1 pint of perfume and eau de toilette, of which not more than one quarter of a pint may be perfume;
    • Personal effects up to a value of max. USD 500.
  • Importing (including transit) of domestic and wild birds and their products from countries affected by bird flu.

Note: Importers must obtain a sanitary import permit from the director of veterinary services if bringing these birds or their products. Meat and meat products or any product from domestic or wild poultry, must be declared and destroyed. 

  • Free export of a reasonable quantity of tobacco and/or tobacco products, alcoholic beverages and perfume is allowed. A special permit for game trophies is required.
  • Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian good health certificate issued at the point of origin not earlier than 6 days before arrival in Uganda.
Baggage clearance
  • Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Uganda.
  • Exempt: baggage of transit passengers, which is cleared at the airport of final destination in or outside of Uganda.


  • Foreign currencies: unlimited, provided declared on arrival.
  • Prohibited: local currency (Uganda shilling-UGX).
  • Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared on arrival.
  • Prohibited: local currency (Uganda shilling-UGX).