Regional Leaders Launch Single Tourism Visa

President's Museveni , Paul Kagame and Uhuru Kenyatta present "dummy" visas to tourists at the Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit
President’s Museveni , Paul Kagame and Uhuru Kenyatta present “dummy” visas to tourists at the Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit

The presidents of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda on Thursday afternoon officially launched the single tourism visa which takes immediate effect.

It was launched Thursday afternoon at Speke Resort Munyonyo where the leaders are attending the 4th summit of the Northern Corridor integration projects.

The summit is an initiative bringing together Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda to fast-track regional development, through regional infrastructure, trade as well as political and economic integration.

Steven Asiimwe, the Chief Executive Officer Uganda Tourism Board, says East Africa is now borderless adding that Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda have now opened their doors to over one billion travellers across the world coming into the region.

Asiimwe says Global tourism trends have shown that travellers are more interested in a more holistic travel experience and every tourist would like to visit more than one country in a trip.

Uganda and Kenya also agreed to establish a Joint Ministerial Permanent Commission (JPC) which is a permanent and regular forum where the two countries meet at the highest level.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Regional Leaders Launch Single Tourism Visa

  1. Yu mr.me, do yu think tourists will be coming from East Africa to visit East Africa, I think the Wazungu are the tourists that bring in foreign currency, stop being xenophobic. Period.

  2. There is need to create awareness on this EAC issue, I see agreements being signed every other day especially between Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, do our people understand what is going on? even for me a very exposed person i get ambushed with news from the media that an agreement has been signed. Then where are other east African countries?

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