Uganda visa requirements for Pakistanis

Travel and visa requirements

Ugandan Visa is not required for Pakistanis

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Pakistan citizens travelling to Uganda are granted a visa upon arrival or they can opt to apply for an electronic visa for a stay up to at least 90 days depending on the embassy’s decision.
  • Citizens are required to provide passports valid for the period of stay in the country.
  • Children under the age of 5 are required to have a Polio vaccination certificate.
  • A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required from Pakistan citizens visiting Uganda.
  • There are no restrictions on exporting a moderate quantity of perfume, alcoholic drinks, tobacco and tobacco products, or either of them.
  • Travellers must have enough money to cover the expenses of their stay.
  • Travellers must provide return or onward tickets upon entry into Uganda.
  • The import and export of local currency (Uganda Shilling-UGX) are prohibited, but there are no restrictions on importing foreign currencies as long as declared upon arrival.
  • Cats and dogs must be accompanied by an official certificate of veterinary health that is issued in the home country not earlier than 6 days before the date of arrival in Uganda.
  • All travellers are not required to pay any airport tax upon departing from the airport.
  • In Uganda, the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The estimated flight time from Islamabad, Pakistan to Kampala, Uganda is 7 hours, 29 minutes.
  • Uganda uses East Africa Time zone (GMT+3) hence, Pakistan is 2 hours ahead of Uganda.
  • The official languages are English and Swahili but Luganda, a central language is widely spoken across the country with several other languages such as Runyoro, Runyankole, Rukiga, Luo and Lusoga.
  • Road transportation is the most important way of transportation in Uganda and about 95% of passenger traffic is handled by road transport.
  • Christians made up about 85 per cent of Uganda's population with a fewer proportion of Muslims.
  • Uganda has the tallest Mountain Range in Africa, the Rwenzori Mountains and is the Home of the Lake Victoria, the Source of Nile which is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa.
  • Uganda is also home to over half of all Mountain Gorillas in the world 480 and 19 habituated gorilla groups to be visited.
  • Tourist attractions in Uganda include national game parks, game reserves, traditional sites, and natural tropical forests.
  • Game viewing is the most popular tourist activity in Uganda having wild animals like lions, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes, elephants commonly seen in Uganda’s ten national parks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drink tap water in Uganda?

Do not drink tap water in Uganda as fake water is being sold.  However, an effort has been made by the government and manufacturers to ensure that the country has only safe water on store shelves.

Can I extend my stay in Uganda?

The visa policy of Uganda states very clearly that all foreigners cannot spend more than 180 days per year inside the country. So, if your visa allows you a 90-day stay, you cannot extend it for more than 90 days.

Is Uganda considered a safe country to visit?

Uganda is considered a safe, secure and politically stable country though you should remain vigilant to minimize the risk of attacks. Crime threats, like all other countries in the world, are present but can be avoided when you observe caution.