Uganda travel information

Uganda important travel and health information

Passport
When you enter Uganda you must have a valid passport for at least 6 months. You must obtain the visa online at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/. Upon arrival at the airport, a fee of $ 50, – will be charged.Children’s entries in a parent’s passport are no longer valid since 26.06.2012. Every child needs a personal identification document.

Travel insurance
It is urgently recommended to have an international health insurance with return insurance to conclude. The offered AMREF insurance is only for emergency transport within Uganda’s responsibility.

Safety
All travelers have the opportunity to use the electronic messaging system of the German Federal Foreign Office(http://service.diplo.de/registrierungav). If necessary, safety instructions are given from here Yellow feverAt present, yellow fever vaccination is required by all travelers from the age of one year.

Vaccinations
The Federal Foreign Office further recommends that the standard vaccinations be carried out according to the current vaccination calendar of the Robert-Koch Institute for children and adults on the occasion of a trip to review and complete (www.rki.de).This includes adult vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), possibly also against polio (child paralysis), mumps, measles rubella (MMR) and influenza. As travel insults Hepatitis A and Typhus, with long-term resident or special exposure also Hepatitis B, rabies as well as Meningococcal disease (ACWY) is recommended. Further information is available at www.gesundes-reisen.de and www.auswaertiges-amt.de.

Health

Yellow fever
At present, yellow fever vaccination is required by all travelers from the age of one year. VaccinationsThe Federal Foreign Office further recommends that the standard vaccinations be carried out according to the current vaccination calendar of the Robert-Koch Institute for children and adults on the occasion of a trip to review and complete (www.rki.de).This includes adult vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), possibly also against polio (child paralysis), mumps, measles rubella (MMR) and influenza. As travel insults Hepatitis A and Typhus, with long-term resident or special exposure also Hepatitis B, rabies as well as Meningococcal disease (ACWY) is recommended. Further information is available at www.gesundes-reisen.de and www.auswaertiges-amt.de.

Malaria
Malaria is a serious health threat to Uganda travelers all year roundOf malaria prophylaxis is therefore urgently recommended. For the malaria prophylaxis various prescription drugs (e.g., Malarones, Doxycycline, lariam, Coartem) are on the market. The selection should be discussed before taking a chemo prophylaxis with a tropical or rice medication. Due to the mosquito-related risk of infection, all travelers are recommended:• Consistent mosquito protection in the evening and night hours• wear long, long-sleeved clothing (socks, long sleeves and trousers)• Sleep under the mosquito net• stay in mosquito-free rooms from dawn• Use insect repellent agents (Autan, No Bite)

Basic rules
Only drink water of safe origin, eg bottled water, never tap water. In case of emergency filtered, disinfected or boiled water. In the case of foodstuffs: cook, peel or disinfect. Be sure to keep flies away from your food. Wash your hands as often as possible with soap,Always after the toilet and always before the food preparation and before the meal. Hand disinfection where appropriate, use disposable cloths.

Money

Money
The official currency is the Uganda Schilling (TZS). One euro equals approximately 3700 USX (as of October 2016). The US dollar has developed into a kind of parallel currency. From foreign tourists are Hotel invoices, tickets, entry fees etc. often in US dollars to pay. In Uganda there is no ability to withdraw US dollars or euros from ATMs. Foreign traveler should have US dollars and euros. For large notes ($ 50 and $ 100 respectively Euro), the exchange rate is more favorable. In the country only new USD notes from 2009 will be accepted. Carrying Traveler Checks offers more security. However, 10% charges apply for the exchange. The payment with Traveler Checks or credit cards is only in a few places possible. ATMs are available only in the larger places and subject to the More frequent technical problems. Only Uganda schillings are paid to ATMs.

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