Message on Cases of Marburg Virus Disease in Eastern Uganda

U.S. Embassy Kampala is aware of 2 confirmed cases of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Kween District, Eastern Uganda. Through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are supporting the Ugandan Ministry of Health in their rapid response to contain the outbreak. Within 24 hours of case confirmation, response activities were initiated, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Protests and Demonstrations (September 29, 2017)

U.S. Embassy Kampala informs U.S. citizens that politically motivated protests and demonstrations are likely to occur throughout Uganda in the coming weeks. U.S. citizens are reminded that photographing police or military personnel and official government buildings is prohibited and that they should not attempt to photograph protests and demonstrations. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Serial Killings in the Wakiso District of Uganda (September 29, 2017)

U.S. Embassy Kampala informs U.S. citizens that since April 2017 there have been over 20 murders of women in the Entebbe and Nansana areas of the Wakiso District. Local authorities have made arrests related to the cases; however, investigations are ongoing. Travelers visiting these areas should exercise caution, obey local curfews and directions from local ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Crowds forming and Demonstrating in Kampala

U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda 21 September 2017 US Embassy Kampala informs US Citizens that there is widespread deployment of government security forces throughout the city, particularly near Parliament and Makerere University. We have received reports of tear gas being deployed as well as gunshots. The following map depicts areas where motorists may experience problems including ...
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Worldwide Caution

Worldwide Caution LAST UPDATED: MARCH 6, 2017 Africa East Asia and Pacific Europe Middle East and North Africa South Asia and Central Asia Western Hemisphere As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violence in Western District of Kasese

U.S. Embassy Kampala alerts U.S. citizens to ongoing violent confrontations between Ugandan security forces and armed elements in the western district of Kasese near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Reports indicate several deaths have resulted from the conflict so far.  This area is near popular tourist destinations such as national ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations on October 3

The Embassy is aware of the potential for demonstrations on October 3 in connection with the return of opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye to Uganda. Dr. Besigye is expected to arrive and hold a press conference at Entebbe International Airport on the morning of October 3. Following his press conference, Dr. Besigye plans to proceed ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations on October 3

United States Embassy Kampala, Uganda Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Possible Demonstrations on October 3 September 30, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the potential for demonstrations on October 3 in connection with the return of opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye to Uganda.  Dr. Besigye is expected to arrive and hold a press ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Anti-U.S. Rhetoric (September 29, 2016)

U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increased Anti-U.S. Rhetoric September 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of increased anti-U.S. rhetoric on social media in connection with an incident in California on September 27 in which police shot and killed a man who was reportedly from Uganda.  Due to the potential ...
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The U.S. Embassy Kampala advises its citizens to be vigilant and cautious if traveling to or living near the city of Arua at this time.

The U.S. Embassy Kampala advises its citizens to be vigilant and cautious if traveling to or living near the city of Arua at this time.  We have received reports of clashes between protesters and the Uganda Police Force (UPF) at the Ediofe Cathedral approximately three kilometers outside of the Arua town center.  Additional reports indicate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder

As the anniversary of September 11 approaches, U.S. citizens are cautioned to maintain vigilance in the face of the worldwide threat of terrorist attacks against U.S. interests and the ongoing threat of attacks in Uganda from al-Shabaab. As stated in the Department of State’s March 2016 Worldwide Caution, “Current information suggests ISIL, al-Qa’ida. Boko Haram, ...
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Security Message: Potential Disturbances Surrounding Presidential Inauguration

The Embassy in Kampala informs U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Uganda of the possibility of sporadic disturbances in the run-up to and during the May 12 swearing-in and inauguration ceremony of the President, which will take place in Kampala (Kololo Ceremonial Ground). U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain aware of ...
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Worldwide Caution

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: National Election Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to practice safety and security measures because of the potential for political unrest before, during and after the February 18 national elections.  Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation ...
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Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Uganda to the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 18, and local elections scheduled between February 24 and March 10.  U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period.  This Travel Alert expires on March ...
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Consular Warden Message to U.S. Citizens in Uganda

The U.S. Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens in Uganda of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Kampala and Entebbe from November 27 – 29.  Those in and around the Kampala and Entebbe areas should anticipate road closures and transportation delays.  Also, large gatherings are expected throughout these areas during the visit.  The U.S. Embassy ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens : National Election Season Security Reminder

The Embassy in Kampala reminds U.S. citizens to practice safety and security measures because of the increased potential for political unrest during the national election season.  Local media has been reporting that election-related demonstrations may occur and result in isolated incidents of violence among rival political groups. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder

As the anniversary of September 11 approaches, U.S. citizens are cautioned to maintain vigilance in the face of the worldwide threat of terrorist attacks against U.S. interests and the ongoing threat of attacks in Uganda from Al-Shabaab. We recommend that U.S. citizens review their personal security plans, maintain a high level of vigilance at all ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat Against Martyr Day Celebrations

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda alerts U.S. citizens of a reported threat against the Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo and other government buildings during the week of Martyr Day Celebrations.  Police contacts and media have expressed concern about the possibility of terrorist activity on Martyrs Day, celebrated on June 3, and have advised that security ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Threat to Western Interests

The U.S Embassy has received information of possible terrorist threats to locations where Westerners, including U.S. citizens, congregate in Kampala, and that an attack may take place soon.  Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Mission has cancelled some non-essential events scheduled at local hotels in the coming days.  U.S. citizens staying or visiting ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Confirmed in Kampala

U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Confirmed in Kampala October 6, 2014 On October 5, 2014 the Uganda Ministry of Health confirmed the death of a health care worker diagnosed with Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever in Kampala.  Laboratory investigations have confirmed Marburg virus in this case.  The Ministry of Health, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Third Update: Disruption of al-Shabaab Terrorist Plot

Overnight the Embassy has continued to track developments related to the al-Shabaab terrorist plot and to coordinate with Ugandan authorities.   We are updating our assessment of the security situation.  Although all government actions have moved forward effectively and, to this point, without violence, we believe it is prudent for all U.S. citizens to continue to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Shelter in-place

Ugandan authorities are conducting operations against a suspected terrorist cell in Kampala. All U.S. citizens are advised to stay at home or proceed to a safe location.  Shelter-in-place and await further guidance. Follow U.S. Embassy Kampala on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates. Contact information for the U.S. Embassy in Kampala is: phone number +256 (0) ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Disruption of al-Shabaab Terrorist Plot

Today Ugandan authorities reported the discovery of an al-Shabaab terrorist cell in Kampala, Uganda.  We remain in close contact with our Ugandan counterparts as investigations continue into what appears to have been planning for an imminent attack.  We urge that you exercise all possible caution, remaining at home or in a safe location until the ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Second Update: Disruption of al-Shabaab Terrorist Plot

We are continuing our engagement with Ugandan authorities as we seek to assess the scope of the disrupted al-Shabaab terrorist plot and whether there are members of the cell still at large.  As a cautionary measure, and to give authorities time to put their heightened security measures in place, we urge all U.S. citizens to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 9/11 Anniversary and Ongoing Terrorist Threats

U.S. Embassy Kampala reminds U.S. citizens of the upcoming anniversary of 9/11 and to stay alert to the ongoing potential for terrorist attacks in Uganda.  We also caution U.S. citizens of the possibility of retaliatory attacks in Uganda by al-Shabaab in response to the U.S. and Ugandan military actions in Somalia last week which killed ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violence in Western Uganda

U.S. Embassy Kampala alerts U.S. citizens of violent attacks against security installations and civilians in the western districts of Bundibuguyo, Ntoroko, and Kasese near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Dozens of people have been killed in these attacks since July 5.  This area includes popular tourist destinations such as national parks ...
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Department of State Worldwide Caution

The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Ambassador Scott DeLisi will be hosting a town hall meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm.  Ambassador DeLisi, consular staff, and other Embassy representatives will be speaking, and there will be time for questions from guests.  Special topics for this town hall will include taxes and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act

On February 24, 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed and enacted the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Anti-Homosexuality Act permits the imprisonment, for up to seven years, of anyone who “attempts to promote or in any way abets homosexuality and related practices.” Since some of the language in the law is vague and appears open to interpretation, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for a Terrorist Attack in Kampala

The U.S. Embassy has received information regarding a specific terrorist threat to Kampala.  The threat information indicates that a group of attackers is possibly in place and ready to strike targets inside Kampala in February or March.  There are indications that the Ugandan National Museum is one of the potential targets.  As potential targets can ...
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