Uganda Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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.


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.

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$150 (12 to 24 months), US$200 (24 to 36 months).

Single-entry visa in advance: £40; East African tourist visa in advance: £70. 


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

Multiple-entry visa: up to 36 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 either apply through the e-Visa system ( or via the nearest Ugandan embassy or high commission.

Working days

Allow five working days for visa processing at the consulate/high commission and for e-Visas.

Extension of stay

If you wish to extend your stay, you must contact the Immigration Headquarters in Kampala 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: (202) 726 7100.

High Commission for the Republic of Uganda in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7839 8925.

British High Commission in Uganda

Telephone: 312 312 000.