According to WIKIPEDIA, a visa is a conditional authorization granted by a polity to a foreigner that allows them to enter, remain within, or leave its territory. Depending on your purpose of travel, you may require a student visa, work visa, refuge/asylum visa, business visa, or a travel/tourist visa.

Visas are necessary if you’d like to travel to a country that does not have a visa policy in place with your home country. Many countries have visa policies and agreements that allow their citizens to travel freely between them without the need for a visa and Uganda is one of those countries. Below is a list of countries whose citizens are visa-exempt on entry into Uganda.

Angola, Botswana, Ireland, South Sudan, Eritrea, Malawi, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, United Nations laissez-passer, Solomon Islands, The Grenadines, Vanuatu, Ghana, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Gambia, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, St. Vincent-Tonga.

A country’s visa policy is a rule that states who may or may not enter the country. The policy may allow passport holders of one country to enter visa-free but not the passport holders of another country. Most visa policies are bilateral, meaning that two countries will allow visa-free travel to each other’s citizens, but this is not always the case. There are no specific rules for countries when determining visa policies.

However, some typical considerations include diplomatic relations with the other country, the history, if any, of illegal immigration from the country, cost and tourism factors, and more.

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