Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kampala (June 30, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kampala (June 30, 2020)
Location:  Uganda
Event:  There are 889 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Uganda according to the Ministry of Health.

Flight July 6:

The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a flight out of Entebbe International Airport on Monday, July 6 for foreigners wishing to depart Uganda.

Ethiopian Airlines will operate the flight, which will take passengers to Addis Ababa in time to connect with onward Ethiopian Airlines flights to the United States. Interested travelers can contact Aisha with Ethiopian Airlines to arrange booking at +256-705-775-578; email:

This is not a U.S. government-controlled flight. Pricing, availability, and cancellations will be controlled by the airline.

Note: There are no free repatriation flights for U.S. citizens.  According to U.S. law, departure assistance to U.S. citizens must be provided on a reimbursable basis.  The U.S. Embassy has no plans to charter an evacuation flight out of Uganda but if we were to do so, the U.S. Embassy would require passengers to sign a promissory note for the loan and reimburse the U.S. government for the cost of the flight.

Interested parties should verify that their passports and other documentation are current and valid for at least six months from today’s date.  For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website.

COVID-19 Restrictions:

On June 22, President Museveni announced changes to the current restrictions, including increasing the number of people allowed in private vehicles from three to four, while keeping the curfew (1900h-0630h) in place as well as the ban on boda boda drivers carrying passengers.  Additionally, he announced the opening of some of the border districts to freedom of movement but kept other hot spot border districts closed to any kind of private or public transport.  Schools, churches, and mosques remain closed.  Entebbe International Airport, as well as all land borders, remain closed to passenger traffic.

 Visa Status of Foreign Residents and Visitors in Uganda:

The Ministry of Internal Affairs opened their office for visa renewals and other routine immigration matters on June 15.  Foreign residents and visitors with visa issues or questions can visit their office Monday through Friday from 0800 to 1400.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs under the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration is the issuing authority for Uganda visas and is the entity that may be able to provide guidance:

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice

Actions to Take:


●    U.S. Embassy Kampala
1577 Ggaba Road
Kampala, Uganda
●      State Department – Consular Affairs
●      888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
●      Uganda Country Information
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