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Uganda’s International borders are open 24/7 and the best way to travel to Uganda is by air through Entebbe International Airport, 37 kilometres outside the capital. One can enter or exit Uganda by road using any of the 40 existing immigration stations around the country’s border, including;

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How to travel to Uganda by air

The most convenient means of reaching Uganda from anywhere in the world is by air for any leisure traveler. You’ll be getting to Uganda through the only international airport in the country, Entebbe International Airport.

Entebbe Airport (IATA: EBB, ICAO: HUEN), also known as Entebbe International Airport, is the largest airport in Uganda. It is Uganda’s main international airport and serves the whole country. It has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 27 destinations in 15 countries. At present, there are 5 domestic flights from Entebbe.

There are no direct flights to Uganda from the United States, Canada, Southern America, Central America, the Caribbean, Southern Asia, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central Asia, or Oceania. The only direct intercontinental flights operating from Entebbe International Airport (EBB) are between Entebbe and Europe and between Entebbe and the Middle East.

But there are connecting flights from major cities across the world and regional ones are the cheapest flights including Kenya Airways through Nairobi, Rwandair through Kigali, Ethiopia Airlines through Addis Ababa, South African Airways through Johannesburg.

Though there are no direct flights to Uganda, travelers might find it easier to book flights reaching Entebbe via Kigali, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, or Johannesburg. The newly launched national carrier, Uganda Airlines, which began flights in August 2019, promises to fill this gap. Currently, the carrier serves Somalia, South Africa, Congo, Burundi and the East Africa region.

The new Uganda Airlines to fly direct flights from Entebbe to Heathrow– London from Nov 2022

Cheap Flights to Uganda?

When searching for cheap flights to Uganda online, you’ll be hit with a plethora of offers you won’t resist clicking. Because of the ever-advancing technology, searching for a flight can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many factors: dates, times, price, fare class, airline, and more. Even when you know exactly when and where you want to fly, you should look for the absolute best price is still not an easy question to answer.

Unfortunately, no website consistently has the lowest prices. Most popular OTAs (Online Travel Agencies) are usually in the same ballpark for the price, but not all offer the same benefits or search functionality. More often than not, booking directly through the airline’s website will give you the best price for a flight ticket to Uganda, or will at least be the same as the OTAs.

If you chose to book through OTA, the top five sites I would recommend are Kayak, Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, and Agoda, among the many online.

List of Airlines that fly to Uganda.

Arriving (and Leaving) by Air in Uganda

The main entry point for flights that travel to Uganda is Entebbe International Airport (EBB), located on a peninsular 40km from Kampala, the capital.

International charter flights can also land, usually by arrangement with immigration, at some airstrips around the country such as Pakuba (Murchison Falls NP), Kasese (Near Queen Elizabeth NP), Kakira (Jinja), Kihihi (Kiso near Bwindi), and Apoka (Kidepo Valley NP).

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