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 will remain open November 27, and the consular section will provide only emergency services for U.S. citizens.

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to monitor local news media for announcements on street closures for vehicular and pedestrian traffic, closures or disruptions to public transportation, and building closures.  The U.S. Embassy also takes this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans; remain aware of their surroundings, including at local events; and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security such as varying daily routines and avoiding crowded locations.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Uganda.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, located on Plot 1577 Ggaba Road, at +256 (0) (414) 306 001, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.  You can also contact the Embassy by email at
  • After hours emergency numbers in Uganda for U.S. citizens are + 256 (0) (414) 306 001 / + 256 (0) (312) 306 001 / +265 (0) (414) 259 791.
  • You can also call the Consular Affairs bureau 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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