COVID-19 Information | Information Page

COVID-19  |  Information Page | Updated April 4, 2020

Country-Specific Information:

    • The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. 
    • The Government of Uganda closed Entebbe International Airport and all land borders on March 23.
    • The Government of Uganda has confirmed 48 cases of COVID-19 as of April 4.
    • The U.S. Embassy issued a Security Alert on March 26 to advise American citizens about a likely increase in crime in Uganda.
    • As of March 18, 2020, the United States Embassy in Kampala is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at  https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ug and https://ug.usembassy.gov/ or contact us at essa_contactus+ug+info+en@visaops.net or by phone at +256 20 240 1113 to request an emergency appointment.

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • The Government of Uganda announced the closure of Entebbe International Airport effective at 12:00 a.m. March 23, as well as the closure of all land borders.  No individuals are allowed to enter or depart Uganda by air, land, or water except for specific cargo vehicles which must follow strict Ministry of Health procedures.

For American citizens who have any inquiries, please contact us
at: KampalaUSCitizen@state.gov.

Visit Uganda’s Ministry of Health website and follow the Ministry of Health on Twitter for additional information from the Government of Uganda.

Local Resources

  • Uganda has an Emergency Operations Center at the Ministry of Health that is managing the COVID-19 response and can be reached through their hotline: (+256) 0800 203 033, 0800-100-066, or 0800-303-033.

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