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 above)
  • British pound 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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