Last update 18 March 2020Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Regular passport: visa not required
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Official passport: visa not required
Republic of Uganda
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Uganda’s capital Kampala. Bulgarian nationals residing for a short or longer period of time in Uganda can forward any consular issues to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ethiopia
Address: Bole KK, Kebele 04/06/07, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Postal Address: P.O.Box 987 Addis Ababa, FDR of Ethiopia
Telephone: +251 11 66 100 32
Fax: +251 11 66 162 70
Officehours: 08.00 - 18.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Uganda in Berlin has been accredited for Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Uganda to the Federal Republic of Germany
Address: 10117 Berlin, Axel-Springer Strasse 54a
Tel.: +49 030 24047556
Fax: +49 030 24047557
Office hours: 09.00 - 17.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of Uganda in Bulgaria
1303 Sofia, 84, boul. Alexander Stamboliiski, ét. 11
Tél.: +359 2 421 76 06; Fax: +359 2 421 76 26
GSM: +359 884 730 406
Е-mail : [email protected]
Ugandan shilling (UGX)
It is recommended to have US dollars, euro, or British pounds.
Crime and security
Travellers are advised to exercise a high degree of caution as regards their personal security.
You should avoid walking and travelling after dark.
It is advised to carry a copy of your identity documents and a small amount of cash. Avoid travelling in the interior of the country.
Crime, including armed robbery and petty theft, mugging and kidnapping, is common in the big cities and tourist centres in Uganda.
Homosexuality is illegal under Ugandan law and is considered a crime punishable by the state.
There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currency to Uganda.
Items for personal use can be imported duty free, including: 200 pieces of cigarettes, 0,5 pounds of tobacco and 1L of alcohol.
Export of foreign currency – without restriction up to the amounts reported and declared on arrival.
Export of hunting trophies – by special licence.
The road network is underdeveloped. Driving after dark should be exercised with extreme caution. All visitors wishing to drive in Uganda require a valid International Driving Permit and a Bulgarian driving licence.
Healthcare and medical facilities are extremely poor, which is typical of Africa.
Tap water in Uganda is unsafe to drink. Travellers are strongly urged to use only boiled water for washing.
High rate of HIV/AIDS infected people and wide spread of yellow fever.
The climate is tropical, generally rainy with two dry seasons. Travellers are strongly encouraged to drink plenty of liquids and avoid high fat foods. You should be sensible about alcohol intake during the hot season. Do not drink tap water.
Travel papers and visas
As of 1 January 2014 the East African tourist visa shall enter into force. Tourists visiting one of the three countries - the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Uganda, with a valid visa can visit also the other two, without submitting additional visa applications or paying additional fees for the visa.
You must hold a valid international passport to enter the country. Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Uganda.
Bulgarian nationals travelling to Uganda (holders of ordinary, official and diplomatic passports) need a valid visa, which can be obtained at the Embassy of Uganda in Copenhagen.
A yellow fever vaccination is required of travellers.
Up-to-date information about the vaccines required for Uganda is available at the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, telephone: +359 2 944-69-99/221.
Travelling with children
Children over 5 years of age need an individual passport.
Certification and Legalisation
In order to be used in Bulgaria, any documents issued by Ugandan authorities to Bulgarian nationals have to bear a seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uganda before they can be recognised as valid. Then they have to be certified by the Embassy of Uganda accredited for Bulgaria – in this case, Uganda’s Embassy in Berlin. The signature and Apostille of the Consular Service are then legalised at the Bulgarian Embassy in Berlin.
Compiled in this way, the documents have to be translated into the Bulgarian language by an authorised Translation Agency in Bulgaria, and the translation must be legalised by the Certification and Legalisation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Emergency Travel Document
In extreme situations – in case of damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian nationals can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the Embassy of any EU Member State in Kampala.