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Uganda - Facts for the traveller, when to go, events


Facts for the traveller for Uganda

Bike, basket and bananas at Fort Portal Visas: Citizens of most countries do require visas. All nationalities require an International Health Certificate showing proof of a yellow fever vaccination within the past 10 years.
Health risks: Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia), HIV/AIDS, Yellow Fever, Malaria
Time: GMT/UTC +3
Dialling Code: 256
Weights & measures: Metric

When to Go to Uganda

The best time to visit Uganda is late December to late February, as the weather at this time of year is generally dry (though hot). A close second is the June to September period. Don't even think about trekking outside of these dry months.


Uganda Events

Uganda celebrates many Christian holidays, including Christmas, Easter and Good Friday. The Muslim population honors Islamic holidays, which follow the Muslim calendar. Hari Raya Puasa, the sighting of the new moon, signifies the first day of the Muslim calendar and the end of Ramadan, the fasting month. Women's Day takes place throughout the country in early March. There are also several holidays associated with independence and events during the civil wars: Liberation Day is 26 January; Martyrs' Day is 3 June; Heroes' Day is 9 June; and Independence Day is 9 October.


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