credit cards, TCs and petrol

Would just like to give you some up to date information about money issues in Uganda. In Mbarara you can no longer change traveller’s cheques anywhere (due recent incidences of fraud)so you will have to use one of several cash points, a moneygram or western union transfer. The cash points accept international visa/mastercards but you will have to experiment as to which one will accept which card! You can still however change travellerss cheques at the main bank in Jinja, although it is a time consuming process! Also worth mentioning the high cost of petrol – a lot more expensive than neighbouring kenya, and will eat into your budget substantiatially if hiring a car/driver or using taxis. Rachael Burton

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