Where can I get Ugandan Shillings?

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Answer: Ugandan Shillings are a controlled currency and only available in East Africa.

You will not be able to get Ugandan Shillings from outside this zone, a better choice is to bring:

  • US Dollars (notes $50 or larger dated 2009 and later)
  • British Pounds Sterling (GBP)
  • Euros (€)

These currencies are widely exchanged and accepted.

Alternatively, there are plenty of ATMs, at arrival in Entebbe and in all major towns.

Please note that for US Dollars ‘small bills’, $1, $5, $10 & $20, get a much poorer exchange rate than their larger counterparts. Typically a few hundred shillings less per dollar.

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