Peaceful demonstrations and protests can turn violent without warning.There's a military presence in north western Uganda in response to cross-border threats from armed groups.Isolated incidents of violence also occur in urban centres, such as Kampala, Jinja and Kasese. Some scam victims' lives have been endangered when they travelled to Uganda to try to get their money back.
If you are forced to hand over your passport, contact an Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate for advice.
If you plan to participate in adventure activities: Don't swim in lakes and rivers because of the possibility of attacks by wildlife.
You are five times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident in Uganda than in Australia.
Violence against tourists has occurred and security circumstances can change with little warning.
More information: Ugandan Wildlife Authority Pickpocketing, bag snatching and other petty crime occurs, especially on public transport.