Open with restrictions

Uganda Travel Restrictions

2.19% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 2.19% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Uganda.

Uganda entry details and exceptions

Restriction applies for travelers who have been to India in the past 14 days before travel to Uganda.


Outgoing travel to UgandaTravelling from the United Kingdom to Uganda

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Uganda.

Details and exceptions

This does not apply to children under 3 years of age.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Uganda.

Details and exceptions

Do note that travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be tested upon arrival and are required to quarantine until results are in.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Uganda

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Uganda must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test) taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date. If a traveler is changing flight, the test should be taken in the 3 days of the final departure point to UK.

The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children who are 0-10 years old going to England (0-11 years old for children going to Wales, Scotland and NI) are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Uganda will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including vaccinated individuals who are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Uganda

Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Uganda.

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Uganda with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Uganda with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine.

  • Restaurants in Uganda are open with restrictions. Bars in Uganda are open with restrictions.