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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 travel insurance for hazardous activities policy
  • Do you need cover for civil unrest? Don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Uganda from the FCO

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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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:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • 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

Seasons

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.

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