Tanzania to join in single visa scheme of East Africa

November 20, 2014
Tanzania to unite with East African visa scheme

Tanzania has finally decided to join in single visa scheme of East Africa that is operating in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. The country has aimed to develop these regions as tourist destinations. Natural Resources and Tourism minister Lazaro Nyalandu revealed that, the government is looking into the security issues of tourist destinations.

As a single tourist destination the East African community has determined to enhance the market associate states and regional potential of tourism. 

In the campaign held at world travel market of London, the deputy secretary General Jesca Eriyo stated that the progress achieved in introduction of tourist visa scheme would offer access to many destinations across the world. 

The three prominent regions of East Africa have decided to charge $100 for joint tourist visa instead of $150 for single entry to each country.  

Tanzania has many game reserves, 16 national parks, and wildlife and protection areas. Natural Resources and Tourism minister Mr. Nyalandu announced, that Tanzania is about to set up the new wildlife authority that would operate from 1 July, controlling165, 000 square kilometers area. 

Currently, Tanzania is a homeland for only 70,000 jumbo elephants and 123 rhinos, so the new agency that is going to be established by the government would support national anti-poaching efforts, said Nyalandu.
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