A new joint visa scheme for East Africa.
A new joint visa scheme has been launched for travel to Kenya, Uganda and
The new cross-border visa was announced at WTM yesterday at WTM and aims to
boost tourism in East Africa.
It will cost GBP60 (US$100) for the joint visa, saving GBP18 on the current
total price of the separate visas.
“Kenya is delighted to be joining hands with its neighbouring nations in a move
that will benefit tourists visiting the diverse region and boost our respective
tourism sectors. The cross-border visa will support intra-regional travel
between the participating countries through new joint marketing and trade
opportunities,” said Phyllis Kandie, Cabinet Secretary for East AfricanAffairs, Commerce & Tourism Kenya.
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities of Uganda Hon Dr Maria Mutagamba,
added: “We are proud to invite our future tourists to experience a more
accessible eastern Africa region. Visitors to our region will benefit from the
new, more convenient multi-nation visa and will see the improvements in
security, immigration systems, infrastructure and capacity building that this