Uganda Import Restrictions

In order to enter Uganda, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Uganda government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Uganda, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Uganda.

Uganda Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Ugandan authorities before posting:


  • Clothing, bedding etc., used, for sale
  • Coins
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Firearms
  • Franking machines
  • Fruit
  • Metals, raw precious
  • Military uniforms
  • Parasites and insect killers
  • Plants
  • Publications relating to sexual matters and birth control
  • Seeds.

Uganda requires an import permit for many goods. Plants, seeds and fruit require the approval of the Commissioner, Agriculture Department, Entebbe, Uganda. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods require an invoice. Mark the article invoice enclosed.
Some goods require a Certificate of Origin.
Used clothing, bedding, and so on, require a Certificate of Disinfection.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Uganda prohibits:

  • Alcohols and spirits
  • Bank notes and other currency
  • Coins
  • Distilled beverages containing basic oils or noxious chemical substances
  • Flick knives
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Shaving brushes, Japanese.