Thanks for your work on it. When you overstay a visa, they may charge you up to $100 / day. In the 1980s and 1990s, growth moved toward the southern part of the perimeter, following I-20 both east and west, as well as I-75 and I-85 south. Only Rwanda & Uganda provide online application for EATV, but flying route to their first entry is pretty expensive in comparison to Kenya. Does this count as leaving the zone? They will want to understand why you overstayed and they may want to charge you for overstaying. For info, you refer to ‘printed entry visa’ – you only get a visa approval letter online, not the actual visa. However, you are advised to bring an itinerary with you, if you have one, or they may deny you an EATV (and simply issue you with a single entry Uganda tourist visa). June 2018: a number of travellers have told me they have purchased an East Africa Tourist Visa inside the EATV zone e.g. Thank you. Are you in transit? Can you confirm what you mean by ‘went out again to Tanzania from Kenya and re-entered Kenya without any issue.’ Which visa did you reenter Kenya on? It was clear she was being trafficked. After the 90 days, you can go back there and extend it for (in theory) another 90 days but they usually give max 90 + 60 days extension on one visa. Contact us. I spoke to Kenya High Commission in New Delhi for a EATV, but they say that they are not offering it at this point of time and have asked me to apply from Uganda embassy. Thanks! The North African campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. Regarding the success rate, I can’t give you a figure. Those with a work permit can also travel with the interstate without wanting to pay for the visa. 3. Sorry for slow reply, am up country, Kibale Forest to be precise. Pp. Hello! I know from my conversations with the East Africa Tourism Platform that you cannot extend an East Africa Tourism Visa beyond the 90 days. Is this necessary and on arrival do I simply go to an immigration desk or do I have to go to a special visa counter? You can go in and out of the three countries non-stop for the whole 90 days or spend virtually all of your time in one country and just a day in each of the others. EastAfrican is the region’s premier safari and private charter airline based in Nairobi‚ and operating from Jomo Kenyatta International and Wilson Airports. On immigration the guy asked me how many days i am gonna stay and i told him 3 weeks (my idea was just to stay one week but due to elections in kenya i had to overstay and now its been 4 weeks ). Ethiopia has launched E-Visa service on June 12, 2017. Hi Jotham Here’s my story: You do have to have when dealing with immigration or bureaucracy of any kind in Uganda. The Nationals of Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda are free to move between these countries with just an ID cards instead of the passports. You might try to apply online for your Kenya tourist visa. Hi Emma, you won’t be able to get the East Africa Tourist Visa when travelling between Uganda and Kenya because you are already in the “EATV zone.” In theory you can only get the EATV when you first enter Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. Cue: a lot more travel around the three countries for this Muzungu! Hope that answers your questions. East Africa is definitely one of the best places to travel. But obviously it is not as different officers have different versions, and right now the problem isn’t really the $60 spent (me and my girlfriend) but more the $200 we would have to spend when arriving in Uganda in 2 weeks and in Kenya next month for our flight back. After all the craziness of covid has passed, I’m planning to visit Uganda-Rwanda-Kenya. The East Africa Tourist Visa is a multiple entry visa. That way you’ll save on that second flight too . East African citizens may freely travel from one EAC state to another using the following documents: Passports: East Africans may use valid national passports to travel within the region, or use the East African Passport, which was introduced as a travel document to ease border crossing for East Africans. What on earth might they want included there? You can’t extend an East Africa Tourist Visa. Hello Communique on the resumption of international air travel to Kenya on 1st August 2020. edge of Kibale Forest – the adventure continues. In other words, i can get a EATV from Uganda and enter through Kenya. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Otherwise, apply in person for your EATV when you enter Kenya, I know others have recently. Please check your email for contact of an immigration adviser that I recommend in KLA. You’re dealing with an airport so I guess they only think of things in terms of air transport – you can exit by road of course, but then they may ask to see your bus ticket! I double checked with my immigration advisor and he confirmed you should buy a single entry Uganda tourist visa, now reduced to $50. Thank you for your help and response, at least we know we didn’t get screwed even if embassies say we did! Or are you spending time in Bujumbura? © 1999 - 2020  East African Community. The guy standing in front of the other windows handing out passports told me that the secret of the EATV is each country only gives 30 days max… He said I could go to the Public Relations office and they would explain the rule to me, “but don’t think there is even a possibility of an extension. Do note however that EATV cannot be extended beyond the 90 days. Hi Najam After Tanzania, I will be flying to Rwanda. Scroll further down the page for some practical travel tips on the current situation on the ground. I’ll probably just go to Uganda instead, since that’s on arrival, but I’m pretty frustrated that Rwanda took my $100 dollars and cant even give me the visa/tell me my status/reject me. Sadly, very few people are travelling to Burundi currently because of the political situation. But I’ll definitely be leaving the East African zone. Have you ever heard of any of these things being demanded? All Rights Reserved, Alternative travel documents for East Africans, Other requirements for East Africans (Certificate of Identity / Inter-state Pass), Kenya - Tanzania border: Namanga and Holili. We’re heading to Rwanda (entering twice) + Uganda this fall so the EATV seems like a great option! 3. It’s better to answer these questions here rather than at the border where you may get delayed. You should be able to get visa on arrival next week. If Rwanda is your first point of entry to the EATV zone, use the Rwanda Online Visa Application System to apply for the Class T12 East Africa Tourist Visa. Jaime. @Tenzin: Did this work for you without problems? Hello Monica If you enjoy cross-border travel tips and stories, you might enjoy No hurry in Africa – the bus from Kigali to Kampala and The real ‘boda boda’ – Nagawa travels sidesaddle into Kenya. Later, upon arrival at the International Airport or any other point of destination, you present your Interstate Pass and it is stamped as a form of entry visa. My advice to carry some kind of proof of onward travel is based on friend and family experiences in March 2016. Following the announcement Ethiopian Airlines has created a one stop shop for its customers by linking its website with the E-visa service. This new passport is meant to rid out security challenges, provide efficiency and rid out loopholes. I’m wondering if you’d ever heard of the issuance of the visa taking longer than three days. I have just completed my EATV. Do you know what documents are required for this and how long it takes to receive a new visa? Nkrumah's Ghana and East Africa: pan-Africanism and African interstate relations by Opoku Agyeman Rutherford, NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London and Toronto, Associated University Presses; 1992. Rwanda and Burundi belong to the Central Africa Time zone. Which one do you recommend? This is issued for upto 90 days (if you specify that). Hello Martha, “thanks for the appreciation” as we say in Uganda. He told me I could contest this decision at the immigration head office in Rwanda where I am now. Hello,how long does it take for this visa to be approved online. becouse of that i overtay for 11 monthes. So glad I found this page – but still a little unclear. I entered Uganda and them Kenya without any issue using my “invalid” EAT Visa. Interested to hear how you get on. From my understanding of your first email, the bigger issue seems to be the fact you have overstayed your visa here in Uganda. of people, etc. I know you cannot apply to extend an EATV. What facilities do you expect? It’s quite common for travellers to arrive without an itinerary. Hello Paul. No changes reported…. Hi, I am a backpacker, and I have a question that perhaps you may know the answer to: I understand that the EATV is only valid for 90 days without an extension. He just say that as an official this should be enough for me. It is possible to EXTEND a tourist visa, to a maximum of six months, but immigration usually only give an extra one or two months (on top of the original 90 days). . I applied in late May and I haven’t heard anything back – just ‘status – received.” Mine is an Indian passport. If possible, go to Tz at the end of your trip…, Hi there, do you know if its fine to apply for the EAV if I’m already in Uganda and planning to visit Kenya for the weekend? I wrote a blog about the latest Bradt Uganda Guide incidentally… The maximum period allowed for one to use a car not registered in the host Partner State is six (6) months, although you will be required to pay $20 per month as temporary road licence after the seven-day grace period has elapsed. If Uganda is your first point of entry, you can request your East Africa Tourist Visa at your local Ugandan embassy. My wife and I are planning to Visit Kenya and Uganda in August. I will be traveling by bus Nairobi-Kampala, then Kampala Nairobi. Or better what is the minimum BTA that will cover all these as it will.help one to budget and plan. I’ve crossed the border into Rwanda once since I’ve arrived, but have mostly traveled throughout Uganda. Note that: “Kenyan immigration is advising that all passengers requiring visa to enter Kenya need to apply online. I know people who have arrived in Uganda on a single country tourist visa but who have then decided they want to travel within East Africa. In Uganda we advise people to leave one month to get their visa approval letter. P. O. This will only be applicable for the validity period of the visa (90 days from visa approval). Karibu sana – you’re welcome (in Swahili…) I have try to get kenya online tourist visa but i cant. She reactivated my SIM after I showed her the date on the EATV stamp. I would get Uganda single entry visa for trip 1 and EATV for trip 2. Next week I’ll be publishing a Guest Blog entitled “How to renew your Uganda tourist visa.” You might find that useful. Hi Kishen, it is peak season now so visa approvals will take longer. You can try contacting the immigration site /country where you applied, in case they are waiting for a document from you…. Their staff chat is so helpful and quick. 1. Its now been a month. Note that “review of countries will be undertaken by Ministry of Health on day to day basis… the risk profile of any country could change and therefore the status with regard to these clarifications and directives could also change.”, Your email address will not be published. Ooooo passport stamps! Something tells me they don’t care about that and instead just like the free pass it gives them for being superspreaders of assholery. Hmm, Thanks. Thanks for sharing your experience. Yes you are right that once a tourist visa or work permit expires, your local Sim card gets disconnected. The terms of the visa are circulating slowly. I arrived yesterday at the Rwanda border and was forced to purchase a single entry visa for Rwanda, according to the immigration officer it is because I left the EAT zone for more than 5 days. Hi Paolo, happy to help. March 2018: I travelled by road to Kenya with a Ugandan friend. I could not find an exact answer to your question but I have been in contact with tour operator friends in Kenya who shared this: So it seems only Rwanda is the issue. no more forms to fill in). Hi, 2. Remember that when you apply for the new EATV, you apply to the country where you will reenter the EATV zone. Can you get an EATV when you cross into Kenya by road? Enjoy your trip! I hoped to get at least 90 days. How large is the East Africa visa? That is the maximum. You do not need a single entry tourist visa for Kenya – you just need an EATV (which includes Kenya). I have tried contacting Rwanda via email, via phone. CAT is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). Wish everyone would have the terms of the visa! Foreign residents and citizens of the three countries need to travel with a valid passport or National ID or Student ID and request an Interstate Pass at the border. I only know this because my SIM was deactivated after one month and the clerk at the Airtel office said it’s because of whatever they scrawled beneath my stamp. It always helps to know what you are entitled to before you start engaging with them because they can really confuse you! Could they be imposing a 30-day max per country with the EATV? 2. The Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System was launched July 2016. If you want to purchase visa on arrival, you have to pay in cash. The closure is between Sexton Summit and Stage Pass. Hi! will they ask me if i across border? I imagine the answer is: A. Do you know if you will get a stamp in each country you enter? Buy this at Immigration Office (Internal Affairs) Jinja Road, Kampala. A road even more mother than South Africa’s Garden Route, China’s G 318, the Transsiberian or Alaska Highway. If you buy an East Africa Tourist Visa and first enter the EATV zone in Nairobi, then you do not need another visa to enter Rwanda. Multiple times on each. The Nobel award should alert policymakers to an underappreciated danger to peace and security in Africa: interstate war, either overt or—more often—covert and through proxies. The East African Community is connected to the world by a network of international airports, most of which are located in or adjacent to the region's major cities. That is the actual visa, isn’t it? Hard to advise more without some input from you on your interests, budget, no. Well done for getting this sorted! No replies or anything. I’m going to Uganda next week and planing to obtain visa at the airport. Must be purchased online in advance from the country you are entering first. Hopefully you will sale through immigration without any questions. would it work? Hi. I understand the rules of the visa and also that since It doesn’t seem all immigrations have the specific written details of the visa it gets confusing. Update: Spoke to Rwanda. The STV works only in three countries (Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda). To get a new EATV, you need to exit the EATV zone and apply for a new one, as detailed below. Thank u. Hi Falme. Hi Lucia, you are correct that the EATV would allow you to travel on one visa between Uganda and Kenya. I have a question: Best of luck. It should be remembered that in addition to the NCIP initiatives of the three Heads of State, the mobility of Persons … I called the embassy and the lady whom I spoke with said it is mandatory to have the vaccination before applying for a visa. I am wondering what sort of documentation is needed to be uploaded where the Rwandan online application asks for a ‘letter of invitation.’ Is this just for the fun of it? NOW LIVE: apply for Ugandan tourist visas online | Diary of a Muzungu | Uganda & East Africa Travel Blog, http://muzungubloguganda.com/2016/05/east-africa-tourist-visa/. £29.95. Im from ethiopia i came uganda last year crossing busia border they gave me tourist visa for 3 month then i lost my passport. Thanks for feedback on Rwanda. It’s not just enough to get a visa, I always tell people to explicitly ask for the maximum number of days. Hi Ginneen, glad to be of help. Hi there, Interesting question – no, there are no rules regarding how you split your time between the 3 countries. The EATV is free of charge to foreign residents / expats (with valid work permits) in the three countries: Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. “For any questions, contact the diplomatic missions of the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda before you travel.”. 1) US to JKIA staying in Kenya then on to Uganda back to Kenya/Nairobi. You cannot extend the East Africa Tourist Visa. No visas are needed and there is no charge for the Interstate Pass. Hi Muzungu, If one visits Tanzania and Burundi or outside these three countries and decide to come back, they will have to purchase another visa. Sorry I’m not qualified to answer all your questions because 1) I’m not an immigration expert and 2) I don’t know all the details of your immigration status. What if I want to exit the region by road? This is explained above. You should get an East Africa Tourist Visa sticker in your passport. It states “All arriving passengers on international flights whose body temperature is NOT above 37.5° C (99.5°F); do NOT have a persistent cough, difficulty in breathing or other flu-like symptoms; have negative PCR based COVID – 19 test carried out within 96 hours before travel and are from countries considered low to medium risk COVID – 19 transmission areas shall be exempt from quarantine. Climatic conditions vary from tropical to temperate, depending on elevation. Thanks Muzungu for the advice. War has been a plague on the human race for thousands of years. These fees are ‘single entry’ only, meaning that a return visit to any of these countries means paying the visa fee again. Hi Jaime, you have understood it correctly: if you enter Rwanda first, then you have to get your EATV via Rwanda immigration authorities. In tourist areas, you may need to camp or share a banda for best deals. Thank you! The brilliant East Africa Tourist Visa and Interstate Pass mean that travel between Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda is easier than ever for nationals and has become easier and cheaper for tourists and expats too. I have passed on your comments to the East Africa Tourism Platform so they can continue to guide immigration officers on correct implementation of the EATV. If planning to stay in UG only, you can go to Immigration (e.g. So i get it now and i want go back to my home. Thank you. First of all thank you for your hard work! Uganda Immigration reply within 24 hours via Facebook. This includes East Africa Tourist Visas. Required fields are marked *. Don’t rely on email. (The process of sensitising immigration officials is an ongoing process). If you’re visiting a project or staying with friends or family in Rwanda, ask if they can write a letter outlining where they live, the dates the invitation covers, their address and contacts. Even though you can extend your visa when you get here, it is time-consuming (and tedious!) (FYI if I as a Brit apply for a tourist visa to Nigeria, I need all of the above and whole lot more!) Traveling around East Africa has always required one to present a valid travel document that included the National ID for those crossing borders or one's national passport but now, traveling around the region seems to be a plough along gentle slopes. Hi Sandy. For information on purchasing tourist visas to Tanzania, I refer you to the Tanzania Tourist Board web site. Trip One: Traveling from USA to Uganda and back, Dec. 12-17 Examples include: I will then update this page. I’m in a similar situation like Tenzin. Depending on the bus company you use, expect to pay approx 30-40k ugx per bus journey e.g. Up, I have applied for an east african visa. However, ‘asking for proof of onward travel’ is just one of Uganda immigration’s house rules it would seem, and not applied in every case. Good luck! Hi, thanks for this information! Thank you very much for your fast reply. Please read my blog NOW LIVE: apply for Ugandan tourist visas online. I have a question to ask. Movement of persons: The holder shall also be allowed to move out of the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda and return without having to pay for another visa. Proof of a plane ticket to Rwanda or Kenya, or a lodge or hotel reservation there would be fine as well. I went to Immigration. Great blog by the way, lots of useful travel info! At first, I think EATV is quite good and comfortable; but not at all. Not sure why the confusion but we are relieved to save so many $$$ we thought we would have to spend! (What the tour operators may not tell you). I paid around the same amount earlier this year to travel between Kampala and Nairobi with Mash.It’s very difficult to give ideas on accom costs as 1) it depends where you want to stay and 2) what kind of place you want. (In my experience, some of the High Commissions are not up to speed on visa advice). You can extend up to six months in theory, although not always guaranteed. For example, a friend of mine bought an East Africa Tourist Visa this week when travelling from Uganda to Rwanda via the Gatuna road border. Hello. Hi Daniel, if you’re traveling with a tour operator, you can submit your tour itinerary, with dates and their company info. 234. I have a question. She was travelling on her Ugandan ID card. That’s my dad! B. For future reference, it’s better to travel on a passport if you have one, then you don’t have to get the Temporary Travel Document. Hey again! Question:Timatic notes for visa on arrival you should have a local contact, a hotel, onward tickets, proof of funds, and proof of purpose of trip. However please note the following: I have researched the East Africa Tourist Visa extensively and even have it in writing that one is not supposed to be able to purchase the EATV when already travelling in Kenya, Rwanda or Rwanda… HOWEVER feedback from tourists now is that you CAN buy the EATV on some borders. Note you apply for the EATV to the country where you enter the region first. Of course this is why you made this super helpful page and I’m happy to share my experience! Theories on the causes of war are abundant, oscillating on a spectrum from culpability lying with just a few individuals to blame falling on the entire international system. You will not need a transit visa in Kenya as your presence there is covered by the EATV. It is only used for multiple entry to and from those three countries. While Somaliland enjoys good relations with Horn of Africa … Hi I also would like to ask a queston. How soon can I apply for an online East African Visa with Uganda as my first port of entry? Safe travels, Very interesting! The Muzungu’s recommendation: apply for an East Africa Tourist Visa at your nearest Kenyan Embassy, before you travel. Sorry I can’t help – still Rwanda’s loss seems to be Uganda’s gain on this occasion! A quick glimpse of Nairobi nightlife - Diary of a Muzungu | Uganda & East Africa Travel Blog - Diary of a Muzungu | Uganda & East Africa Travel Blog. DCIC @ Glance. However, you are advised to bring one with you, if you have one. Expatriates with valid work permits can also travel with the ‘Interstate Pass,’ without needing to get a visa. I’m planning to spend two months or so in Uganda. I just need to go to the Immigration Offices in Kampala just before my East African Visa ends, right? Thanks again. Once one exits the zone of the three countries, the visa becomes invalid. Do you think I’ll be able to do that or I must enter through Kigali ? I imagine there must be a backlog of these applications right now considering we are now in peak season. With Uganda as the port of entry, how high is the success rate in obtaining an East African visa online? Hi Kishen, sorry to hear about the problems you have been having. 2. Hi John, probably best to go to immigration in Kampala. General reasons for a visa being declined are that you have not submitted all the forms that they have requested. It has been announced that Tanzania has joined the East Africa Tourist Visa but there is no information available online (last checked April 2018). If I get individual visas for Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, would I be permitted to stay, for example, in Kenya for 90 days, Uganda for 90 days, and then Rwanda for 30? This is signed and stamped. While Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, Somaliland is the only Muslim democracy in the region. Also whats the minimum cost of the lodging in hotel in the three countries. Employers with interstate operations will need to ensure that travel complies with interstate border restrictions and that operations fall within the essential traveller categories. Thank you Muzungu. Someone may come to Uganda to track the gorillas, for example, and decide they want to travel to the Kenyan coast next. KInd regards, For the best deals, try Air B n B, homestays, backpacker hostels (dorms are cheapest) etc. I have a close Ugandan friend running a business in Uganda, can he apply for an East Africa Tourist Visa for me at the immigration office in Kampala? It’s common practice – whether you have a Uganda tourist visa or East African Tourist Visa – that they scribble the number of days entry that allows you, although in theory you can get a maximum of 90 days on one visa. Busia border (Uganda / Kenya). According to Carmen Nibigira, Regional Coordinator, East Africa Tourism Platform, the East Africa Tourist Visa entitles the traveller to 90 days uninterrupted travel in and out of the three participating countries. Similarly, most business fixtures remain closed on such days. If an application is denied, what are the usual reasons for denial? Hi! Dear Antoine I have passed your feedback to Carmen Nibigira, Coordinator for the East Africa Tourism Platform who is very grateful to receive it. I asked about the airport option and was told they are fazing that out. If you are entering East Africa via Rwanda, then you will find that is currently the easiest country in which to get your East Africa Tourist Visa. East Africa looks forward to welcoming you . Ok, thanks. It really didn’t take that long, though, because there were no lines. Hope that helps (a bit!). It’s important to note that the process for purchasing the East Africa Tourist Visa differs according to the country you travel to first – although I can confirm that at the time of updating this page (January 2020) it is now very easy to get an East Africa Tourist Visa on arrival at all three countries. I’m just checking with a Kenyan tour operator friend. I heard it is possible. Really hoping there’s nothing up Uganda’s sleeve now…. Most government institutions close on public holidays in EAC Partner States, although immigration points (airports, border entry points etc) remain open. And for ugandan border to pass is it need to exit stamp? Wish they could have informed me…so others, beware! Safari njema – safe travels! Cash payments for visas on arrival will NOT be allowed. It’s been 3 days now and no response from the Embassy. Hello, I have enjoyed looking over your blog. Box 7165 / 7191. An Interstate Pass lasts for 90 days. 3)Finally, I will go back to JRO and fly to JKIA only to catch my flight back to the US. Since January 2018, Rwanda issues visas on arrival to all nationals. leaving Uganda and entering Rwanda). Israel has ties with number of East African countries including Tanzania, Uganda and even Djibouti. I greatly appreciate your answer. Let me advise you based on recent past knowledge. Currently this is for single entry visas and transit visas only (NOT the EATV). How informative of this page, thanks the Muzungu and all! Will I also need a transit permit in Kenya? The new East African passport has a tracking device which is attached to it to monitor the movements of individuals as they travel around, the passports contain individuals bio-data, fingerprints, digitally stored photo and signature. They are just going to explain why you can’t stay.” The PR guy sent me to his boss, who barely listened to me before saying to go to the window next door and ask for an extension, but in that window they said there are no extensions allowed for the EATV, even within the 90-day window… The first guy from Public Relations came over and tried to convince them, but they said no, so he sent me to the Commissioner’s office, which was a closed office inside of the first office I went to. Is your friend traveling on an Interstate Pass or using a Temporary Travel Document? Happy to help. Further afield… If it says pending then you may have missed sending something in. Immigration insisted she purchase a Temporary Travel Document at Busia (cost 10k UGX) even though the East Africa Tourist Visa / Interstate Pass allows nationals to travel on their ID. The communique lists “countries from which travelers will be exempt from quarantine” but (how up to date is that list?) 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