Visa policy of Uganda

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Visitors to Uganda must obtain a visa on arrival to Uganda or from one of the Ugandan diplomatic missions, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.[1][2]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Uganda

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following countries can visit Uganda without a visa for up to 3 months:[3][4]

Holders of diplomatic or service passports issued to nationals of Italy and Namibia do not require a visa for 3 months.


Uganda began issuing electronic visas (e-Visa) on 1 July 2016.[5][6] Passengers who have been issued an e-visa must travel with a printed e-visa confirmation.[4]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of all other countries may obtain a visa for Uganda on arrival.[4] As of 22 July 2016, the price is US $50.[7][8] Electronic visas are expected to replace the visa on arrival facility. As a temporary measure, passengers who have not applied for an e-visa on line, will still be able to apply for their e-visa on arrival in Uganda. However, facilities will be very limited and passengers may experience delays.[9]
Holders of consular, diplomatic, official, service or special passports of any country can obtain a visa on arrival for 3 months.

East African Tourist Visa[edit]

The 90-day East African Tourist Visa is also available on arrival, which is valid for Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda[8] if first used in the country that issued the visa.[citation needed] The fee for this visa is $100

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