Smoking in Uganda's Airports

Major Airports

Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

Smoking Law

Vaping devices are Banned

Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and public transport. Smoking is also prohibited in the following outdoor places:

  • 1) within 50 meters of any public place, work place, public transport terminal or any other places that provides services primarily to children;
  • 2) within 50 meters of any window, door or air intake mechanism of any public place or workplace or any waiting area or queue;
  • 3) within 50 meters from the place of service or consumption of food or drink;
  • 4) any place designated a non-smoking area by the person responsible for the premises.


Uganda, officially known as the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It shares borders with several neighboring nations: to the east, Kenya; to the north, South Sudan; to the west, the Democratic Republic of the Congo; to the southwest, Rwanda; and to the south, Tanzania. The southern part of Uganda includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which it shares with Kenya and Tanzania. The country lies within the African Great Lakes region and is part of the Nile basin. Its equatorial climate is generally modified by its varied landscapes.

As of 2023, Uganda has a population of approximately 49.6 million people, with around 8.5 million residing in the capital and largest city, Kampala. The country’s name is derived from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a significant portion of the south, including Kampala. The widely spoken language Luganda hails from this region.

Uganda’s history includes a period of British colonial rule starting in 1894, followed by independence on October 9, 1962. Since then, the nation has faced challenges, including the rule of Idi Amin during an eight-year military dictatorship. English serves as the official language, while Luganda and other regional languages are also widely spoken. Uganda’s rich cultural heritage, diverse ethnic groups, and stunning natural beauty make it a captivating part of the African continent.