East Africa Borderless Visa

The East Africa Tourist Visa will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. This visa is the result of a joint initiative made by the Heads of States of the respective partner countries to boost regional travel and create opportunities for tourists to explore the diversity of East Africa.


Colobus monkey of Rwanda

Information & Eligibility

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.

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.  

Country of Entry: The holder of the East Africa Tourist Visa shall enter the region from the country that issued the visa and move within the two other countries without applying for another visa or paying another visa fee.

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. This will only be applicable for the validity period of the visa (90 days from visa approval).  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Giraffe in Kenya

 White water rafting in Uganda

 White water rafting in Uganda

How to Apply

Travelers can apply for the visa at any of the diplomatic representations of the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda at the Immigration Officers of the respective countries or online where applicable.

Rwanda

For those beginning their trip in Rwanda, you can apply through the Rwanda Online Visa Application System. Under "Type of Visa" select "East Africa Tourist Visa." For more information contact your local Rwanda embassy

Click here to download the visa application

Typical Requirements:

Although the application process currently varies by country, the following items will typically be required. 

  1. One clear colored passport size photo with white background recently taken without eye glasses, caps or scarfs. The photo should be attached to the application form by use of glue. Stapling or clipping the photo to the application form is not advisable.
  2. A completed application form.
  3. Visa application letter addressed to the issuing authority of the country of application/country of first entry point. The letter should contain a formal request for the visa and include the expected length of stay and preliminary itinerary.  

Kenya

For those beginning their trip in Kenya, you can find information on the visa application process on the consular section of your local Kenya embassy's website.

Uganda

For those beginning their trip in Uganda, you can find information on the visa application process on the consular section of your local Uganda embassy's website.

Typical Requirements:

Although the application process currently varies by country, the following items will typically be required. 

  1. One clear colored passport size photo with white background recently taken without eye glasses, caps or scarfs. The photo should be attached to the application form by use of glue. Stapling or clipping the photo to the application form is not advisable.
  2. A completed application form.
  3. Visa application letter addressed to the issuing authority of the country of application/country of first entry point. The letter should contain a formal request for the visa and include the expected length of stay and preliminary itinerary.  

More information and a new application form is forthcoming.