There have been sporadic political protests throughout 2019 and 2020 and there remains an increased likelihood of protests, which may turn violent, across Uganda. You should remain vigilant, avoid large crowds and public demonstrations and follow local media for updates.

On 17 July 2019, the World Health Organisation declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) following an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Eastern DRC. Outbreaks of Ebola were reported in Kasese District in Western Uganda in June and August 2019. There have been no confirmed active cases in Uganda since 30 August 2019 and the outbreak was officially declared over by the Ministry of Health on 8 November 2019. The latest updates can be found on the World Health Organisation’s website.

UK health authorities have classified Uganda as having a risk of Zika virus transmission

Petty and violent crime occurs. Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Uganda.

Avoid travel by road outside major towns at night, except between Kampala and the airport at Entebbe.