IST-Africa 2009 Conference & Exhibition

06 - 08 May 2009, Uganda

Visa Information

Nationals from the countries listed below are not required to obtain Visas to travel to Uganda for visits shorter than three months: Angola, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Italy (Diplomatic Passport holders only), Jamaica, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Conference delegates from other countries should contact the nearest Ugandan Embassy or High Commission six to eight weeks prior to travelling to determine if it is necessary for you to apply for a visa in advance.

Visa can be obtained from Uganda Diplomatic and Consular Mission in the following countries: Belgium (Brussels), China (Beijing), Denmark (Copenhagen), Egypt (Cairo), Kenya (Nairobi), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), India (New Delhi), Italy (Rome), Libya (Tripoli), Rwanda (Kigali), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), Sudan (Khartoum), Tanzania (Dar-es-Salaam), South Africa (Pretoria), United Kingdom (London) and USA (New York and Washington).

If you are travelling via another African country to get a connecting flight to Uganda (for example Kenya), please check well in advance if you need a visa for this country.


Conference delegates travelling to Africa for the first time are recommended to have up to date Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines.

Since May is the rainy season and the conference is taking place on the shores of Lake Victoria, conference delegates are recommended to bring malaria tablets with you. Whatever tablets you use, remember to complete the course as directed after leaving the malaria area.

It is a good idea to check with your personal physician or travel health clinic four to six weeks prior to travelling, outlining where in Uganda you intend to visit.

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