Security Message: Potential Disturbances Surrounding Presidential Inauguration

The Embassy in Kampala informs U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Uganda of the possibility of sporadic disturbances in the run-up to and during the May 12 swearing-in and inauguration ceremony of the President, which will take place in Kampala (Kololo Ceremonial Ground). U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain aware of the evolving security situation during this period.

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Demonstrations could devolve into clashes between police and protestors. It is possible to be unexpectedly caught in the middle of a potentially violent incident or victimized by criminals looking to take advantage of demonstrations.

For further information:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Uganda, located at Plot 1577 Ggaba Road, Kampala, at :+(256)(0) 414-306-001 and +(256)(0)312-306-001 or e-mail at The Embassy is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 – 12:30 a.m. For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call +(256)(0) 414-306-001 and ask to speak with the Embassy duty officer.
  • 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).