Uganda destination information

All you need to know before visiting Uganda

Uganda summary

Uganda is a medium sized country with around 34M Ugandan. Official languages are Swahili and English. Uganda uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+03:00. Currency used in Uganda is Uganda Shilling (UGX).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 22
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 158

ATMs in Uganda are Rare. Internet speed in Uganda is on average 1.7 Mbps. In Uganda you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Kampala
🗣️ English Swahili
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 34M ☀️ ~23 °C 🌧 ~95 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 242k km2 (93k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Uganda uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Swahili


Currency 💱

1000 UGX = 0.27 USD

Uganda uses the Ugandan shilling (symbol: Sh), code UGX.Banknotes come in denominations of 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 shillings. Shilling is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50 and 10 shillings.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Uganda. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Uganda uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Uganda upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling ☎️


To call Uganda, dial +, then 256 (the country code for Uganda), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Uganda, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 31 .

international: + 256 31 1234567
calling local: 031 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Uganda is on average 1.7 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Uganda is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 55,288.44 UGX, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 6 telecoms: Africell, Airtel, MTN, Smart Telecom, Smile or UT Mobile (by Uganda Telecom).


Rules 🚗

In Uganda you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 30-50 km/h (18-31 mph) in all built-up areas, 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on motorways and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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