Uganda Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Allowed free import by passengers of 18 years of age and over (except those returning from visits to Kenya and Tanzania):
- 250 grams of tobacco products;
- 1 liter of spirits (including liquors) and 1 liter of wine;
- 1 pint of perfume and eau de toilette, of which not more than one quarter of a pint may be perfume.;
- personal effects up to a value of max. USD 500.-.
Prohibited: importing (including transit) of domestic and wild birds and their products from countries affected by bird flu.
Note: importers must obtain a Sanitary Import Permit from the Director of Veterinary Services if bringing these birds or their products. Meat and meat products or any product from domestic or wild poultry, must be declared and destroyed.

Export regulations:

Free export of a reasonable quantity of tobacco and/or tobacco products, alcoholic beverages and perfume is allowed. A special permit for game trophies is required.

Crew members customs regulations:

The same regulations as for passengers apply.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian good health certificate issued at the point of origin not earlier than 6 days before arrival in Uganda.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Uganda.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers, which is cleared at the airport of final destination in or outside of Uganda.


Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies: unlimited, if declared on arrival. Prohibited: local currency (Uganda Shilling-UGX).

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared on arrival. Prohibited: local currency (Uganda Shilling-UGX).

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarking at the airport.

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