East African Tourist Visa

Icon November 26, 2019
Icon By Kanyinsola Ogedengbe
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The Introduction of the East African Tourist Visa has made travelling within East Africa easier; which is great news for safari lovers and nature enthusiasts. The East Africa Tourist Visa is a single entry visa for foreigners visiting Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda simultaneously. It is multi-entry within the three countries; however, this expires automatically if a traveler goes outside of the three (3) countries.

The East Africa Tourist Visa will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. Travelers from any country can obtain a multiple entry visa that will allow entry to the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda for tourism over period of 90 days.

This visa is a result of a joint initiative made by the Heads of States of the respective partner countries to boost regional tourism and create opportunities for tourists to explore the diversity of East Africa. A tourist who gets the East Africa Tourist Visa must start travel from the country that has issued the Visa.

A foreigner who wants to visit simultaneously the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda for tourism purposes. The visa will be issued at any of the diplomatic representations of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, at the immigration offices of the respective countries or on-line where applicable.

An East Africa Tourist Visa is multiple entry (within the three countries) visa and shall be valid for 90 days.

Information and Eligibility


  • Eligible Person: Tourist, no restrictions on country of origin
  • Dependents: All persons must apply in their own right.
  • Travel Documents: All tourists must have an official and genuine international passport, valid for not less than 6 months from the time of visa application.
  • Visa Fees: 100 USD per visa
  • Validity of Visa: 90 days
  • Single of Multiple Entry: Multiple entry to all three countries
  • Work or no Work: Work is not permitted
  • Visa Extension: An East Africa Tourist Visa shall not be extended.
  • One standard sized passport photo;
  • Applicants must have a completed application form
  • Applicants must have a letter of visa application

How to Apply for an East African Visa

It is important that you apply for the East African Visa with the country in which you’ll commence your travels.

So, if you arrive in Kenya, t hat is who you will need to apply through. You cannot apply through the Rwandan consulate and enter through Kenya.

For those starting their trip in Rwanda, there is an easy online East African Visa form you can complete.

If you are entering through Kenya or Uganda, however, you’ll need to apply in advance at their respective consulates in your home country.

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