Adventure Consults’ visa requirement information is meant to serve as a guide only. Entry requirements for different East African countries differ from country to country and are subject to change. Each visa application is treated as an individual case. Always make visa inquiries with your missions before travelling.
If you arrive in any of the destination countries without the valid visa or right requirements, you will be denied entry and Adventure Consults will not be responsible for any inconveniences or related costs.
The East Africa Tourist Visa; If you are traveling to or through more than one East African countries, we recommend that you obtain an East African Tourist visa. This will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa at USD 100 only. 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.
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 at a cost of USD 100.
You may follow this link for detailed info on how to obtain East African Tourist Visa;
Uganda: most countries’ citizens, with only a few exceptions, require visas. Visas can be obtained at Ugandan missions overseas or at Entebbe Airport or land borders on arrival. As of July 1st 2016, Uganda Immigration have implemented the use of Electronic Visa system. All visitors who require an entry visa must apply through the online application system prior to arrival. At the moment, the online system and obtaining visas on arrival are working CONCURRENTLY. Visas will be available on arrival until end of July, then after must be obtained via https://visas.immigration.go.
Steps; log in https://visas.immigration.go.
Under category select the visa that you need (Ordinary is a normal single entry tourist visa)
Upload the following documents:
- A copy of the Bio data page of your passport
- Your yellow fever vaccination certificate
- A recent passport size photograph
Fill in your personal info & details of your stay in Uganda (fill in contact info for Adventure Consults - see details below;
Brian Mugume, Tulip Plaza, Plot 37/39, Ntinda-Nakawa road (opp. crest form),
P.O Box 3113, Kampala,Uganda
Tel; Office; +256 (0) 312 108 260, +256 (0) 772 657767/0702 657767/0772 326 430.
On completion of the application you will receive a barcoded email notification. Print out this email and present it on arrival at Entebbe airport or any entry point to Uganda.
The immigration officer will scan the barcode, take your finger prints and passport size photo.
You will be required to make cash payment of US $100. Please note that dollar bills/notes printed before the year 2006 are not accepted. Bills must be clean and not torn or stained.
A visa sticker will be printed with your photo and placed in your passport.
Rwanda: In view of bilateral agreements, nationals of the following Countries may visit Rwanda without a visa for a period up to 90 days: Hong Kong, Philippines, Mauritius, Singapore and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
EAC Partner states citizens’ shall be issued with 6 months visitors pass (renewable) upon arrival with no fee.
Nationals of Australia, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States of America will be issued with entry visa valid for a period up to 30 days and pay for a visa ($30) upon arrival without prior application.
Nationals of all African countries traveling to or transiting through Rwanda obtains an entry visa upon arrival without necessarily making prior application and pay for a visa ($30) where applicable.
Nationals of the countries mentioned above not exempted from visa may also choose to get visa at Rwanda Diplomatic Missions (except the UN Mission in New York) or online. If you opt for online procedure, please follow this link. More info on Rwanda visa requirements;https://www.migration.gov.rw/index.php?id=13
Key/common requirements to obtain visas to most Africa countries, among others include:
- You must hold return or onward tickets, all documents required for your next destination and sufficient funds for maintenance during your stay.
- Valid passport for a minimum of 6 months upon the time of entry and with a number of blank visa pages.
- International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever (for East African countries).