Uganda Entry Requirements

There are health screening procedures at entry points, including temperature checks, compulsory wearing of face mask required, hand sanitizing and physical distancing.

The MoH’s Emergency Operations Center for isolation and treatment contacts are – Hotline: (+256) 0800 203 033, 0800-100-066, or 0800-303-033.

On arrival, tourists and business visitors will need to provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate dated no more than 72 hours before their arrival in Uganda. The same applies to outbound. An outbound traveler can get a PCR COVID-19 test at several hospitals in Kampala & Entebbe, with results given within 8-24 hours at about $65.

After finishing with the immigration and health desk, our driver or tour manager will have to ensure that you proceed directly to your place of stay.

There will be no requirement to self-isolate or need to submit yourself to institutional quarantine on arrival.

Ugandan nationals who arrive with a negative PCR COVID-19 test will be allowed to proceed straight to their homes.

There’s a nationwide curfew from 21:00 HRS to 06:00 HRS. However, the curfew will not affect anyone traveling through the airport.

All security operatives have been informed to let any traveler with proof of travel documents through.

Uganda or East Africa Visa can be gotten at the entry point but to avoid contact. Please process your online at

You’ll need a six months valid passport and yellow fever vaccination certificate to be allowed entry.

A PCR COVID-19 test in Uganda can be taken at these authorized hospitals:

  • Makerere University Hospital
  • Mulago National Referral Hospital
  • Lancet Laboratories (041-4341621)
  • MBN Laboratories (0700-533-954)
  • Nakasero Hospital (0312 531400)
  • Kampala Hospital (0312 563400)
  • City Medicals at City Ambulance Acacia (0392 177174)
  • Ruby Medical Centre (0800 833 111)
  • Case Clinic (0312 250 700)
  • Mengo Hospital (041 4270222)
  • Mbarara Doctors’ plaza (0703206832)

You are required to cover the cost (about US$65), and a results certificate could be issued in a time frame of 4-12 hours.