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Information for Tourists Arriving or Departing Entebbe International Airport – Uganda
EBB – Entebbe International Airport – Practical Advice – Tips – Information for Tourists
Entebbe International Airport found in Uganda which is the entrée to the Pearl of Africa. Hands on/Applied Information/facts for Travellers, Tour Goers, there is maintained improved and tight Security here, making getting to return/Departure more hard and tough. There is no appearance and existence of roadside drop-off or pick up straight at Entebbe International Airport. You have to stride(walk) to/ from the parking section for returning back and still on your arrival.
If our Safari Tour Guide is going to summit with you, it will be outside of the arrivals section with a Hand-Held Monumental Expeditions mark/emblem on him. Entebbe Airport (EBB) is not an outstanding looking structure. Still, it is very purposeful, and the airport, settlement/immigration, custom Staff on duty will do their finest to be of help to a Tourist entering & reaching in the Pearl of Africa (Uganda).
Uganda is just straight in front of you right about you have immediately left the Arrivals and step outside. Your African Dream Tour is about to start, and we are glad you came. If you are returning back, we look forward to Greeting you again in the future as you return back to Uganda (Pearl of Africa).
Entebbe International Airport – Uganda – Practical Information for Tourists
Getting to Uganda
In the last 5 yrs entering Uganda has totally become/Getting here has become more calm & content. More airlines have supplemented Entebbe to their routes, and that involves from & to other African Countries like Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
Airlines that come to Entebbe International Airport involve African Express Airways, Brussels Airlines, East African Safari Air Express Limited, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Precision Air Services, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, South African Airways, &Turkish Airlines.
Ugandan Airlines took to the air again in 2019. You can now fly Uganda Airlines to various East African Tour Terminus like Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha in Tanzania. They also fly to Nairobi & Mombasa on the Indian Ocean. Long-Haul Routes will be added in 2020.
What you will need upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport – Uganda
Valid Passport issued by your country of origin, which is valid for at least 6 months.
- Visa can be accessed on arrival.
- Arrival Card that you received on the Airplane filled out – extra copies are obtainable in the Immigration section for Arrivals.
- You will have a brief Ebola Check as you come in the chief building. No Ebola outbreak is extant in Uganda.
- International Yellow Fever Immunization Certificate This is required for all travelers/tourists to Uganda and is a cautionary quota that no Yellow Fever is brought into Uganda. There is no Yellow Fever at present in Uganda, but the country is a part of the world-wide Yellow Fever Zone.
- Return Ticket to the country of origin: This is usually not asked for, but can be.
- Enough funds or ways to get funds: In some rare circumstances, you might be asked if you have enough funds with you while you are in Uganda. Show your ATM card if you have to – this is infrequently asked for.
- Safari travel plan with Monumental Expeditions Safaris can be helpful with our address – this usually is not requested, but it is good to have handy when going via Immigration.
- Your luggage may be scanned for illegal/smuggled items.
Uganda Tourism Visa on Arrival:
The Uganda Tourism Visa can be gotten/accessed online or in-person upon your reaching/ arrival. Most fancy the on-arrival visa due to the fact that it is modest and consumes less time, no photography wanted, no prolonged filling out of forms and no credit card fees, only $50, 2008 or newer Bill, after you fill out your form.
Immigration officials are usually welcoming & supportive, after all, Tourism is the Number 2 Income stipendiary/Earner for Ugandans. It’s offered jobs to thousands of Ugandans better than any other work in Uganda.
In case you are proceeding onward to Rwanda with us on Tour & you are flying out of Kigali International Airport, you can access the Rwandan Visa on reaching at the boundary at $50 no matter what country you are from since January 1- 2018 at the Rwandan border. Visa on reaching in Entebbe is not by strategy but by evasion, and one can be grateful that at present, you can access it on reaching – it is very Tourist welcoming.
East African Tourist Visa: An East African Tourist Visa enables you acquire admission into Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda, Tanzania has decided not to seam the East African Tourist Visa Podium, and Burundi has been besieged with interior conflict/discord. It does not have any Tourists touring it.
You must apply for the East African Tourism Visa with the first country that you will be in-going in East Africa. In Uganda, you can straight away apply online/ on arrival, the only country providing that most expedient amenity to travelers/ tourists. Travellers, our customers, favor applying in person for their tourism Visa and can do so at Entebbe International Airport.
You can come back to Uganda without paying any extra fees in the case that your flight home is from Entebbe. The main advantage of the $100 tourism Visa is that you have free movement amongst the 3 countries, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya.
Luggage Pickup at Entebbe
After having gone through the immigration section, then time for you to pick up your luggage. Disparate other African Airports, there is negligible pilferage of your bags at Entebbe International Airport. You can pick up a free luggage wagon and continue to the roundabout where the flight’s baggage is beginning to reel in.
Pick your bags, and the last process will be customs. In the infrequent case of lost, missing, delayed baggage, report it there and then – we have put together a page of propositions for lost luggage and proceeding with your Tour.
Overdue and mislaid luggage are conveyed to the Ground-Handling Company headquarters at the Arrival Hall/ the airline on which the passenger arrived. For items mislaid while at the Airport, a statement is made to the Aviation Security headquarters positioned on the Departures floor. Baggage Tracing office is positioned at the Arrivals baggage claim section, ground floor, and the office works 24-hour. Passenger self-help-baggage trolleys are found in the forecourt of departure section, and luggage retrieves/recovers place on arrival.
Security: Your luggage is not normally pilfered with. However, Valuable Items should be carried in your carry-on luggage. Please Note- Uganda is stringent on Illicit Drugs
This is the last process, and normally, a Traveler is not questioned to open bags. Your Bags may be skimmed/scanned. Entebbe has the character/status of being a shipment point for smuggled/illegal from drugs to ivory.
You might spot sniffer dogs in the reaching section/ area, which are skilled to sight smuggled/illegal things.
You can bring with you 400 cigarettes 500 grams of tobacco.
One bottle of spirits/ wine, and or 2 1/2 litres of beer, 1oz of perfume.
Duty-Free items acquired/obtained on plane/airport will be noticed as such.
ATM Machines and Forex bureaus in the Arrival’s Lounge:
In-case you want to change your currency to Ugandan currency you can use /access it with an ATM in arrivals lounge. You will get the withdrawal in Uganda Shillings. Visa card is the most largely noticed and recognized card. Our Safari-Guide can also transfer you to a Forex Bureau away from the airport for better exchange costs.
Avoid using Money-changer, they are low key in their attitude, but you drop/lose out in the course. Even the tallying of the money can be fake, and you may get forged currency in the course since you are not conversant with Uganda Currency.
Practical Entebbe Airport Departure Information for Tourists:
Departure: it is best to reach 3 hrs in advance for your flight home since those flying overseas can be long line-ups– 3 hrs is advisable, and we make certain our customers are there in due time. Tight security, carry your baggage up an incline because of safety, and your baggage is skimmed as you in go into the departure section and check-in ticketing section. Extra baggage will encounter your surplus charges – pack sensibly.
Immigration: So then after checking-in with your airline, fill out the Immigration leaving/departure form. Much as the immigration line may seem long, but good enough it moves rather quickly since departing is more straightforward than arriving in regards to details/facts needed.
Customs: Most keepsakes/souvenirs are no trouble, and since our customers do not go back home with stalking trophy times, they have no issues with custom. There are duty-free shops, and you can use your last Uganda shillings while purchasing a few items such as a book for the plane ride, some souvenirs, or other things as found in duty-free shops anywhere in the world. A restaurant here, don’t order a drink (triple the fee as in town), but there is also an appealing VIP lounge where snacks and beverages are sold & served. Bathroom facilities are spacious and clean, and there are exits for you to use as you get ready for your departure/returning back home flight.
Karibuni is a Swahili word to mean “welcome.” It is your finest gamble if you like to lessen before your flight out. There is an attractive water fountain enclosed by plants that set the atmosphere, and the Wi-Fi works properly. There is also a business section where you can work.
The amenity here (Karibuni Lounge) is outstanding, and the drinks are cold, and the satisfying snacks are hot.
The invitation to the lounges is made by the airline of your worth/selection, reliant on the class of transfer or your saleable relation with it. Passengers traveling by economy can use the facility at $35 for 3 hrs (drinks and snacks inclusive). We think that $35 is well worth it.