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Important Notes Before Travel

Before your departure, please consider the following

  • To enter Uganda you MUST have a vaccination certificate for yellow fever. Please note that the supply of yellow fever vaccine is currently low in North America; if you are even considering attending the conference consider getting your vaccine as soon as possible.
  • Please visit https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/help and determine if you need a visa or additional documentation to enter the country.
  • Letters of invitation to complete your application will be processed by NaFIRRI. Attendees need to send an email to Alice Endra <aendra2000@yahoo.co.uk> and copy to the NaFIRRI Director <director@firi.go.ug>.  An administrative assistant will email you the letter of invitation within 2-4 business days.
  • Uganda business etiquette requires conservative/culturally appropriate attire. Please plan to wear conventional business attire (i.e. jacket/dress slacks or suit for men; suit, skirt or dress (at or below knee), or dress pants for women) to the conference and events. Field trips allow for more informal attire.
  • Remember to bring items for the Guin Auction (items such as chocolates, sweets, unique books, souvenirs from your institution or country, are always very popular).
  • Wireless access will be provided in hotel rooms and the conference room.
  • Please prepare for the Business Meeting by reading the Minutes from the 2017 Conference and any other reports that have been published on the IAMSLIC website.
  • Examples of background and travel resources can be found below (if you have additional resources you would like added to list please email the contacts below)

Uganda (Bradt Travel Guide) by Philip Briggs
Series: Bradt Travel Guide
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 8th edition edition (January 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1784770221
ISBN-13: 978-1784770228


Uganda – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Ian Clarke
Series: Culture Smart!
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Kuperard (December 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1857336992
ISBN-13: 978-1857336993

 

Please contact Jeanine Scaramozzino at <jscaramo@calpoly.edu>with any questions: Jeanine Scaramozzino at <jscaramo@calpoly.edu>