The Visa is just not about it all; at the moment each country in East Africa has their own separate passports, so Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda are partnering so as to make traveling across the border simpler which will be very convenient for holidaymakers as well as creating a new brand for the whole region in turn opening up opportunities for joint marketing campaigns.
Uganda’s Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities of Uganda Hon Dr Maria Mutagamba, commented: “Visitors to our region will benefit from the new, more convenient multi-nation visa and will see the improvements in security, immigration systems, infrastructure and capacity building that this system brings.”
“Our three Presidents are strong believers in Regional integration, including in the management of our tourism assets. They changed Rwanda to coordinate the transition to our single tourism visa. Six months later, we are happy to announce the utilization of this objective. Single visa, one destination,” noted the High Commissioner of Rwanda to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Williams Nkurunziza.
It was once predicted that East Africa will become one country, now it is possible to make a prediction that the Eastern Africa region is bound to blossom. With the kind of growth in technology that most of the participating countries is undergoing, it is clear that soon enough the region will be the business and investment magnet in the coming years.