Uganda international travel guide


Uganda is part of Africa with main city at Kampala. It's usually 🌤️ 23.86 °C in Uganda with a rainfall of 🌧 49.91 mm. Internet speed in Uganda is on average 1.7 Mbps. In Uganda you drive on the left side. Its Least Developed country with a population of 34M people. The main currency is Uganda Shilling. The languages spoken are English and Swahili. Automatic teller machines are rare in Uganda. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~23.86 °C   🌧 ~49.91 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 34M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Uganda. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exerci​se a high degree of caution in Uganda overall.  Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: November 6, 2019


🔌 Sockets

Uganda uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Swahili


💱 Currencies Used

Uganda uses the Ugandan shilling (symbol: Sh), code UGX.Banknotes come in denominations of 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 shillings. Shilling is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50 and 10 shillings.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Uganda. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Uganda is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Uganda is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 55,288.44 UGX, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 6 telecoms: Africell, Airtel, MTN, Smart Telecom, Smile or UT Mobile (by Uganda Telecom). Uganda uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Uganda upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Uganda, dial +, then 256 (the country code for Uganda), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Uganda, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 31 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Uganda you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 30-50 km/h (18-31 mph) in all built-up areas, 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on motorways and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on expressways.

Last updated: February 12, 2020