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.