East Africa to exempt Tourism visa fee for Foreign Residents

December 23, 2014
East Africa to relieve tourism visa fee for overseas residents

Few of the well-known regions such as Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda have exempted Tourism visas fees for overseas residents for easy means of entry and to experience the varied tourism of the East Africa.

As per the development board of Rwanda, head of the division for conservation and tourism, Yamina Karitanyi, all the overseas residents can now avail East Africa tourist visa without paying 100 dollars to have a trip to the country for 90 days, which is effectual from 15 December 2014. 

The tourism head further noted that, this new exemption of visas would enrich the country’s reputation and fame in tourism market. The country’s government is also planning to make travel possessions as a key part of Northern Corridor Integration plans, according to Karitanyi. 

She further stated that few of the promotion programs and road exhibitions such as World Travel Market (WTM) and International Tourism Board (ITB) will be carried out.

Few of the advanced regulations that are been announced by Karitanyi are, all eligible overseas nationals will be proffered with interstate pass during their departure from the host regions and visitor pass at the time of arrival for those who possess appropriate resident or work permits.

She also added that, all the partner regions have already geared to educate the individuals on new norms by conducting training workshops, by advertising facts on the usage of student/voters cards, East Africa Tourist Visa and country’s identity cards.

East Africa is a world-class destination that is surrounded with exquisite reserves, beaches, wonderful nature and pristine wildlife, and the exemption of visas to foreign individuals will sure make the country a best place to live and work. 

Asiimwe noted that, the country would soon become a best tourist destination to visit at affordable cost by boosting the community and by offering many adventurous activities.
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