Travel advice for Uganda.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Uganda.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

 

  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Uganda shilling UGX

Currency exchange rate

UGX 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ UGX 0.00 (07/2015)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

  • Use credit card with caution. Unauthorized use is widespread.

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Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 2 h / + 1 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Englisch und Suaheli

Capital

Kampala

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 041 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter recommended

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 6 months.

  • Travelers are advised to carry with them their passport or a photocopy thereof.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Consular district of the Embassy in Nairobi/Kenya
Kenya, Nairobi, International House, 7th floor, Mama Ngina Street
Tel.: +254 20 222 87 35

Opening hours

Banks

8.30 - 14.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

8.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • International driver's license required.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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