Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kampala

Event:  Due to increased terrorist activity, U.S. Embassy Kampala recommends that individuals exercise an elevated degree of caution and reconsider attendance at upcoming large public gatherings, such as large-scale worship services and music and cultural festivals in Kampala and Jinja.  Additionally, be mindful when visiting locations where people tend to gather such as hotels, malls, and marketplaces.

U.S. citizens should:

  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive information and alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency overseas.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter and visit


For information about services to U.S. citizens in Kampala, please consult American Citizen Services (ACS)

For Emergencies, contact the U.S. Embassy
U.S. Embassy Kampala
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
Kampala, Uganda

U.S. Citizens emergencies ONLY:
For callers within Uganda:  0414-306-001 and 0312-306-001
For callers outside of Uganda: (+256) 414-306-001 and (+256) 312-306-001

Department of State – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444