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:

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What is covered with travel insurance to Uganda? 

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, including 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:

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.

CurrencyUgandan shilling
Most common languages spokenEnglish and Swahili
PopulationApprox. 41 million
Plug typePlug type G
Driving sideLeft-hand side

Spring – March to May

Summer – June to August

Autumn – September to November

Winter – December to February

LawsLocal 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.


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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