Countries Ugandans Can Travel To Without Visa

Did you know you can travel to some countries without a visa? Well, indeed you can. The world, no doubt, is home to some of the most magnificent places both natural and man-made; but borders can be quite intimidating, worse still having to go through so much stress to get a document that grants one access to foreign countries of choice can be quite unnerving. The questions, appraisals, throbbing headaches, high cost, heaps of paperwork alongside the sweaty palms that follow suit are things that could throw one off balance especially if you do not have the corresponding stamina and endurance to handle it.

However, regardless of the fact that the Ugandan passport is ranked 67th on the 2015 World Passport Index (latest rankings), there just happens to be so many countries Ugandans can travel to without a visa. I know right… you may not have known this previously but it is very true. It so turns out that the world is a whole lot more open to Ugandans than previously anticipated, all it takes is doing the proper research to find discover this fact.

Though some of the countries which grant Ugandans free visa may not be the most coveted vacation destination regardless they have a lot to offer to anyone who is truly consumed by wanderlust. In the same vein, there are still wonderful and exotic countries that have the doors wide open for a Ugandan citizen which you most certainly would be most excited about.

Moreover, one thing you must note for sure is the terms and conditions that apply with the free visa and entry in these accepting countries. Intending travelers should have it at the back of their minds that passes for free entry into a country can change over time so it is essential to constantly be in touch with visa proceedings. Also, a number of these countries only grant free visa when a traveler’s intention is majorly for leisure purposes. So, if you are planning to take advantage of the visa-free status to get a job there, you might want to apply for a proper visa.

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Botswana – 90 days

Gambia – 90 days

Zambia – 90 days


Rwanda – 90 days

Madagascar – 90 days

Seychelles – 1 months

Kenya – 3 months

Tanzania – 3 months

Ethiopia – Visa upon arrival

Mauritius – 60 days

Malawi – 90 days

Mozambique – 30 days

Swaziland – 30days

Egypt -15 days (valid for south Sinai resorts only)

Lesotho – 14 days

Togo – 7 days

Zimbabwe – 3 months

Djibouti – 1 months


Sao Tome and Principe – 1 months (Registration made by airline)

Mali – Visa upon arrival

Ghana – Visa upon arrival

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Ecuador – 90 days

Bolivia – 90 days (Visa upon arrival)

Saint Kitts and Nevis – 3 Months

Anguilla – 6 Months

Montserrat – 3 months



El Salvador

Saint Lucia – 6 weeks

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 1 months

Antigua and Barbuda – 1 month

Grenada – 3 months

Dominica – 21 days

Haiti – 3 months

Turks and Caicos Islands – 30 days

Belize – I months

The British Virgin Islands

Barbados – 6 Months

Bermuda – 6 Months

Bahamas – 3 months



Kosovo – 90 days


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Georgia – 360 days

Armenia -120 days

Singapore – 90 days

East Timor – 30 days

Philippines – 21 days ( for more than 21 days visas are issued up to 59 days, visas issued upon arrival)

Malaysia – 2 months

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Cambodia – 30 days

Bangladesh – 90 days

Sri Lanka – 30 days  (Passengers must hold Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).


Hong Kong – Months

Maldives – 30 days

Azerbaijan – 30 days

Laos – 30 days


Iraq-only available at Erbil international airport


Iran – 15 days maximum stay. Visa upon arrival



Cook islands – 31 days

Fiji – 4 months

Niue – 30 days

Palau – 30 days

Vanuatu – 30 days

Tuvalu – 1 months

Federated States of Micronesia – 30 days


Samoa – 60 days

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In conclusion, traveling to some of the countries you desire as a Ugandan citizen doesn’t have to be much of a herculean task, one ridden with the seemingly endless process of acquiring a valid visa which would, of course, grant you access into such a country.

Usually, most of these destinations are very receptive majorly to those who want to come into their country for leisure or quick business purposes thus requiring you to have a return plane ticket, pre-booked hotels and of course a considerable amount of cash. As can be seen from the information provided above, it is possible all you need is to know are the terms and conditions that apply to each visa-free country and you will be fine.

Anita P
Anita uses her writing skills to tell stories and explore the beauty of the African continent. She covers topics revolving around food, travel destinations, and the richness of Africa
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