Travel advice: mainland
to China are trouble free.
We are not aware of any
specific threat to Uganda nationals. Following the terrorist attacks
in the US and the subsequent military action in Afghanistan, there
may be heightened tension and disruption. Uganda nationals are
advised to keep a low profile, maintain a high level of vigilance,
avoid situations where there may be tension and stay in touch
the Embassy in Beijing.
There is increased security
at all airports and travelers should allow extra time for
checking in. There is the possibility that some flights may be
delayed. Travellers are advised to contact their airline for the
Local laws and customs
China should note that there are severe penalties for drug offences,
including in some cases the death penalty.
Visitors should be aware
that there are restrictions on their undertaking certain religious
activities, including preaching and distributing religious
nationals require visas to enter mainland China, but not Hong Kong.
Visas cannot be obtained on arrival. Carefully check your visa
validity as fines are levied for overstaying. Visitors on a return
trip to Hong Kong from the mainland should ensure they have a double
or multiple entry visa to gain re-entry to the mainland. Visitors
who are transiting China en route to a third country (even if in
direct transit, i.e not leaving the aircraft during a stopover)
should ensure that they have a transit visa valid for each time they
transit. Once in mainland China and in Hong Kong Ugandan nationals
should endeavor to register themselves with the Embassy in Beijing
and the Uganda Consulate in Hong Kong.
permission is required from the Chinese authorities for travel to