Uganda Visa Requirements for tourists

Before you set out on your Trip to Uganda, you should be aware of the Uganda Visa policies and requirements. This will ensure that you won’t face any difficulties while you’re on your trip. Below is an information piece going over everything that you need to know about visa requirements for visiting Uganda.

The issue of E-visa (electronic visa) in Uganda began in 2016. Visitors who have an e-visa must travel with a printed e-visa confirmation. To apply for an e-visa you’ll need to provide your travel, personal, and health details. Moreover, you also need to provide additional supporting documents. Including a travel itinerary and proof of accommodation.

E-Visa Requirements – What Documents will you need?

Below are the documents required when applying for an Uganda E-visa:

  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Scanned documents of Personal Details
  • Last Page of the passport
  • Invitation Letter
  • Immigration Status
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Return tickets for Flights

Evisa requirements

The issue of E-visa (electronic visa) in Uganda began in 2016. Visitors who have an e-visa must travel with a printed e-visa confirmation. To apply for an e-visa you’ll need to provide your travel, personal, and health details. Moreover, you also need to provide additional supporting documents. Including a travel itinerary and proof of accommodation.

Below are the documents required when applying for an Uganda E-visa:

  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Scanned documents of Personal Details
  • Last Page of the passport
  • Invitation Letter
  • Immigration Status
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Return tickets for Flights

East African Tourist Visa

Some Insights: The E-Visa for Uganda is valid for a period of 90 Days.

  • The visitor who’s applying for the E-Visa must be outside the Republic of Uganda at the time of the application.
  • The visa cannot be modified into a work visa while inside the Republic of Uganda.

Visitors planning a Uganda Tour can also get a 90-day East African Tourist Visa. This is valid for the countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. Those looking for a comprehensive East African Tour, will benefit from this visa. The fee for the East African Tourist Visa is $100.

Hopefully, now you’re equipped with all the information regarding the Visa policies and requirements for Uganda. Now you’ll be able to plan Safaris In Uganda without any worries. And encounter the best that the Pearl of Africa has to offer!

Uganda Visa policy

Travellers who wish to enter Uganda must acquire a visa before arrival or on arrival. Another option is obtaining a visa from one of the Ugandan Diplomatic Missions unless you’re coming from a country that has a visa exemption policy.

Angola Cyprus Jamaica Rwanda
Antigua & Barbuda Eritrea Kenya Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Bahamas Eswatini Lesotho Seychelles
Barbados Fiji Madagascar Sierra Leone
Belize Gambia Malawi Singapore
Botswana Ghana Malaysia (for 6 months) Solomon Islands
Burundi Grenada Malta South Sudan (for 6 months)
Comoros Ireland Mauritius Tanzania
Tonga Vanuatu Zambia Zimbabwe

Note – Visitors who have a service or diplomatic passport from nations of Italy, Namibia, India, and South Africa don’t need a visa for 3 months.

Visa Fees

Travellers who wish to enter Uganda must acquire a visa before arrival or on arrival. Another option is obtaining a visa from one of the Ugandan Diplomatic Missions unless you’re coming from a country that has a visa exemption policy.

Type of Visa Cost (in USD), approx.
Type of VisaCost (in USD), approx.Single Entry Visa $50
Multiple Entry Visa Ø For 6 -12 Months – $100 Ø For 24 Months – $150 Ø For 36 Months – $200
Transit Visa $50

Good to Know – All visitors must have a passport that’s valid for at least a period of 6 months.

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