Requirements for Entry Permission into Uganda

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Uganda is one of the popular destinations to visit in the Eastern part of Africa with different touristic features which include wild animals, primates, adventure sites, cultural sites and different bird species but entrance is not automatic in that there are some documents required for you to present such that you are issued with entry permission to Uganda.

Listed below are some of the documents required at the clearance desk such that you are granted permission of entry.

Visa

This is the major requirement as far as entry to Uganda, there are different types of Visas which include Tourist Visa, Business Visa, Students Visa and Common Visa so you usually apply for the Visa depending on what you are going to do but most visitors to Uganda apply for a common Visa (Single entry) which costs $50 USD per person and its valid for three months from the date of issue.

Tourists usually apply for a Multi entry tourist Visa if there are going to visit other nearby countries like Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania which costs $100 USD per person for (six to 12 months), $150 USD per person for (12 to 24 months), $200 USD per person for (24 to 36 months), if you are to visit the three countries in the East African Community (Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya) apply for East African Visa which issues you permission of entry to the three countries and this costs $100 USD per person valid for three months from the date of issue.

You can obtain the Visas either via the embassy or use the online e-Visa system. If you wish to extend your stay, contact the immigration headquarters in Kampala before your Visa expires because if you overstay your Visa, you will be charged $100 USD per day.

Valid Passport All travelers wishing to take tours in Uganda are required to present a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry which is reading your real names and photo with no limiting notes, failure to present it may lead to denial of entry permission.

Valid Yellow fever Vaccination Card This is another requirement as far as issuance of entry permission into Uganda; a valid one is required clearly approved by your doctor from your home country indicating that you are totally free from yellow fever. This is usually done with interest of limiting spreading of this fever and other diseases from your home country to the country you are visiting.

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