First and foremost, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay in Uganda. If you are a visitor to Uganda, it is a requirement to hold a return ticket as well as holding sufficient funds for the duration of your stay in the country.
A negative PCR test certificate is no longer a requirement to enter or leave Uganda. If you do hold a valid Covid Vaccination Certificate we would recommend that you carry this with you when travelling.
if you hold an Irish Passport, you do not need a visa to enter Uganda
Just as importantly, it is no longer possible to get a visa on arrival at Entebbe International Airport. You must obtain your e-visa in advance of travel, and you must also carry a printed copy of the e-visa. The official website for submitting your application for an e-visa is https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ . We urge you to allow plenty of time for your application to be processed and approved. Don’t leave it to the last minute. The official website can be temperamental, so be patient with it!
However, it is a requirement to hold a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate to enter Uganda. You may be asked to present this to the airline at check-in and/or on arrival to health officials at Entebbe Airport.
Airlines apply various checked-in baggage allowances. The fare that you have paid will determine your free check-in baggage allowance. Verify this before getting to the airport so you avoid paying excess baggage charges. Your baggage allowance will be shown on your e-ticket.
Allow yourself plenty of time to clear security, check-in and immigration formalities when departing from Entebbe International Airport. We recommend that you get to the airport a minimum of 2 hours before the scheduled departure time of your flight. The airport can get busy in the evenings as there are many late-night international departures.