The introduction of an East African Tourist Visa has made travelling in within East Africa is getting easier, which is great news for safari lovers and nature enthusiasts. The East African Tourist Visa at $100 USD enables any traveller to travel between Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya a single multiple entry visa for the duration of your journey and is valid for 90 days. East African Tourist Visa application must be made to the country where your journey will begin.
The East African Tourist Visa is a product of an initiative between the Presidents of the respective countries to try and boost regional travel and create opportunities within the tourism industry.
Any traveller who wants to visit Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya for the purposes of tourism only is eligible to apply for the visa.
If the traveller goes out of the three countries and comes back to the country where the journey began, this is considered as a new journey, and not a continuation of the original journey and therefore visa fees will apply.
Applications for East African Tourist Visa can be made at:
Diplomatic representations of Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya
At the immigration offices of the above countries
Or online if applicable.
If the application criteria are met the visa will be issued. Please note that you must make the East African Tourist Visa application to the country where your journey will begin.
If your journey begins in Uganda then you can find information regarding the East African Tourist Visa application process by clicking on the following website. ( please note by clicking the below you are leaving the Let’s Go Travel Uganda website and entering a government website. Any queries with your visa application should be directed to the government and not Let’s Go Travel Uganda ) https://visas.immigration.go.ug/
Visa or permit type – Visa
Category – East African Tourist Visa
If your journey begins in Rwanda then you can find information regarding the East African Tourist Visa application process by clicking on the following website. ( please note by clicking the below you are leaving the Let’s Go Travel Uganda website and entering a government website. Any queries with your visa application should be directed to the government and not Let’s Go Travel Uganda ) https://irembo.gov.rw/rolportal/web/dgie/east-africa-tourist-visa
If your journey begins in Kenya then you can find information regarding the East African Tourist Visa application process on the consular section of your local Kenya embassy’s website.
All persons must apply in their own right and have a genuine travel document that is valid for more than 6 months.
The holder of the East Africa Tourist Visa shall enter from the country that issued the visa and move within the two other countries without applying for another visa or paying for another visa fee. This will only be applicable in the period of 90 days.
Visas issued for specific countries can only be used for that particular country. Work is not permitted whilst travelling on an East Africa Tourist Visa and the validity shall not be extended.
One clear coloured passport size photo with white background recently taken without glasses, caps and scurf; (the photo should be attached to the application form by use of glue stick. Stapling and clipping the photo to the application form is not advisable)
A complete filled application form
Visa application letter addressed to the issuing authority of the concerned country
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