Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Kampala (November 9, 2023)

Event:  The U.S. Embassy is directing its staff to not attend the Nyege Nyege festival in Jinja from November 9-12, 2023.  Due to security concerns, we advise U.S. citizens not attend the festival.  U.S. citizens should also read our most recent Security Alert from November 6.

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