U.S. Embassy Kampala informs U.S. citizens that politically motivated protests and demonstrations are likely to occur throughout Uganda in the coming weeks.
U.S. citizens are reminded that photographing police or military personnel and official government buildings is prohibited and that they should not attempt to photograph protests and demonstrations.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
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 Uganda, located at Plot 1577 Ggaba Road, Kampala, Uganda, at +256-414-259791, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is + 256 772 138 910, or + 0 772 138 910.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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