Travel with a Ugandan passport

Ugandan passport holders have access to many countries. According to the Henley Passport Index, the Ugandan passport is the 77th country in the world regarding the number of visa-free destinations available.

There are 45 visa-free countries that Ugandan citizens may visit without a visa. There are also some countries available for Ugandan passport holders with a visa on arrival and an electronic visa. 

In order to get a Ugandan passport, a person must undertake the naturalization process first.

Follow the article to get more details about the visa-free access and opportunities that it gives to Ugandan passport holders.

Ugandan citizens can try the most comfortable way of travel with visa-free countries

Visiting places where no visa is required is the most comfortable way of traveling. It is just about buying a ticket and booking a room, and you may explore beautiful places you wouldn't decide to go to if they required a visa.

Think of interesting people, delicious food, and local architecture easily accessible with only a passport. Going to visa-free countries means you don't have to go through a long visa application process. So, if you're planning a trip, check out the countries that offer visa-free access.

How to successfully apply for a Ugandan passport 

A Uganda passport application process is available only for Ugandan citizens, so if you do not meet this requirement, you must go through the naturalization process first.

Applying for the Uganda passport consists of a few steps. Check below what you need to do before you obtain the Uganda passport:

  • Go to Uganda Passport Application System.
  • Complete the application form with your data.
  • Cover a passport fee and print the payment confirmation.
  • Schedule a meeting at your convenience.
  • Print Application Appointment Form.
  • Go to the chosen Uganda passport Centre with the appointment form and necessary documents.

What advantages of visa-free travel can Ugandans enjoy? 

Every travel requires preparations. The farther the destination is, the more complicated formalities are. That is why we appreciate countries with no visa required when crossing borders.

Traveling to non-visa countries is easier and less stressful. You just need a valid passport to go to places on the other side of the world.

So if you're looking for a way to travel fast and easily, consider going to destinations offering via-free access.

45 countries where Ugandan passport holders can travel without a visa

Uganadan passport visa-free countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Mozambique
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Singapore
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Palestine
  • South Ossetia
  • Transnistria
  • Hong Kong
  • Cook Islands
  • Niue
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Montserrat
  • Pitcairn Islands

Besides countries where no visa is needed, Ugandan passport holders can enjoy traveling to places where an electronic visa or visa-on-arrival is available.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Cambodia
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Seychelles
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Iran
  • Kiribati
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Saint Lucia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Samoa
  • Somaliland
  • Macau

Electronic visa countries

  • India
  • Djibouti
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Myanmar
  • Qatar
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • Cambodia
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Pakistan
  • Ascension Island
  • Saint Helena


Ways to make sure if your destination is a visa-free country?

Checking if our travel destination offers visa-free access should be the first thing to do before we eventually decide on visiting an exact country.

If you are looking for information on which countries you may stay with only a passport, please go to the embassy's website and check the list of visa-free countries. You can also visit the embassy in person and ask officials for help.

What to do if your destination requires a visa?

Even if many destinations have visa-free access, some visa-required countries still have long, complex applications. Fortunately, more and more governments have decided on implementing on-arrival visas or online visa options.

These are fast and easy procedures for getting a travel authorization entirely online, so please check if your country of origin is eligible for an electronic visa and enjoy a few-step application.

Tips for preparing for travel to non-visa-free destinations

Before you arrive in a country with a visa required, you should ensure your passport does not expire during your travel.

A visa becomes invalid when the passport expires, and you can't stay in the country anymore. At worst, you may even be deported.

If you have applied for an electronic visa, make sure you printed the approved eVisa and keep it not only for border control but also for the entire duration of the trip.

Is it important to look for the visa requirements of each country before traveling?

Entering another country without the required document is not possible. That's why every traveler must check the entry requirements of a certain country before a journey even begins.

A visa application process can take a while, especially when a traditional visa is necessary. It is better to know all requirements at the very beginning in order to save time for dealing with formalities.

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