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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Uganda
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Uganda
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Areas within 18.6 miles (30km) of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan borders

Risk Summary

Road safety and petty crime are the foremost risks to business travellers. Nevertheless, the absence of government and security infrastructure in some remote parts of the country, particularly in the north-eastern Karamoja region, contributes to increased lawlessness and banditry, including cattle-rustling raids and roadside armed robbery. Although many rebel groups have withdrawn into central Africa, militant remnants present a potential security risk in border areas with Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. Border areas with Congo (DRC), including the districts of Arua, Nebbi, Bundibugyo, Kasese, Kanungu and Kisoro, are prone to occasional instability. In addition, the twin bombings in Kampala in July 2010 by Somalia-based insurgent group al-Shabab highlighted the latent risk posed by occasional high-impact attacks by militant Islamist groups, including against ‘soft' targets such as recreational facilities.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Uganda
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverUganda is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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