The Uganda shilling is the currency used and it is available in denominations of 50,000/=, 20,000/=, 10,000/=, 5,000/=, 1,000/= for notes and 500/=, 200/=, 100/= and 50/= for coins, each with spectacular features. Foreign currency transactions should only be carried out in commercial banks and licensed Forex bureau. It’s important that you change some little money at the Airport in Entebbe or in Kampala before your trip. Kampala exchange rates are very good as you can shop around! Credit cards are not widely used but larger hotels may accept with some hefty charges.
Uganda operates a liberal banking and Foreign exchange policy.
- Foreign currency transactions should only be carried out in commercial banks and licensed Forex bureaus. Avoid exchanging your money from the street vendors as you can easily be cheated with fake cash.
- Foreign currencies used include: US dollar, Pound and Euros.
- Credit Cards are not widely used but can be accepted by major Hotels.
- Barclays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank offer advances against Visa Cards through ATM Network.