Uganda travel insurance

  • Unlimited medical emergency expenses¹
  • Up to £10K cancellation cover
  • 24/7 emergency medical helpline
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Travel Insurance for Uganda

Whilst buying travel insurance isn’t the most exciting part of planning your trip to Uganda, it is important. Read on for some tips on what to consider before selecting a policy:

  • The cost of your baggage and any valuables you’re taking
  • The cost of your holiday – Unexpected events sometimes mean you have to cancel your holiday. Although that’s extremely disappointing, it’s nice to know that you may be able get your money back
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our extreme sports policy
  • Do you need cover for civil unrest? Don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Uganda from the FCDO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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Emergency? Call us:
+44 (0)207 748 0060

For everything else, contact us.

We cover over 50 activities!

All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.

What is covered with travel insurance to Uganda? 

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activitiesincluding Safari and horse riding, so you can get up to more on your holiday.

We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Uganda, have a read of our policy documents here.


What should you know about Uganda?

 We’ve put together some handy tips, along with some other important information that we thought you might want to know before your trip to Uganda.

Currency Ugandan shilling
Most common languages spoken English and Swahili
Capital Kampala
Continent Africa
Population Approx. 41 million
Plug type Plug type G
Driving side Left-hand side

Spring – March to May

Summer – June to August

Autumn – September to November

Winter – December to February

Laws Local laws and customs


Do you need a visa for Uganda?

Yes, you will need a visa to visit Uganda as a UK citizen. You can apply for a visa at the Ugandan High Commission in London or you can get an ‘e-visa’ online.

Immigration officers in Uganda will decide on arrival how long travellers can stay in the country for. This will usually be between 2 weeks and 3 months, which should be written in your passport next to your entry stamp. Make sure that you don’t overstay your visa, as this could result in a fine and/or even imprisonment. You can find more information about visas and entry requirements for Uganda here.


Healthcare in Uganda

Healthcare in Uganda is quite limited; you will find the majority of the healthcare services in the capital, Kampala, which will have basic medical facilities.

Although Uganda do have an emergency services line, their response isn’t equivalent to those in the UK. This is why it’s important to make sure that medical travel insurance, including repatriationis purchased before travel.

It’s also important to make sure you speak to your GP at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel, to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.

For more information about healthcare in Uganda, visit the GOV site.

Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Uganda?

Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.

All our travel insurance policyholders can contact our specialised team at any time.