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DOCUMENT OVERVIEW
In June 2016, the Republic of Uganda launched the e-Visa program. The e-Visa must be obtained before entering the country. All travelers intending to visit the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Uganda for tourism are eligible to apply for the visa. An East Africa Tourist Visa is valid for multiple entries within the three countries, and is valid for 90 days after arrival.

WHO CAN ENTER UGANDA WITH THESE DOCUMENTS
Use the useful Visa Checker tool on the iVisa.com homepage to see if you need to apply for this document to visit East Africa. If you intend to visit Uganda first on your tour of this region then apply for the Uganda East Africa visa.

OBTAIN THE UGANDA EAST AFRICA EVISA
Travelers who use the East Africa Visa program apply and pay a fee online and receive their electronic visa online before traveling to Uganda, Rwanda or Kenya. The e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. Applicants will receive the visa via email, after filling the application form with the necessary information and once the online bank card payment is completed.

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Once you complete the application and the eVisa is issued, our team will send it to your email address right away so you can print it and take it with you on your trip to Uganda. See the FAQs for up-to-date information on COVID-19 test requirements.

Required Documents to Apply
  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

  • Travel Itinerary

  • Return Ticket

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

Important Instructions
  • Your initial destination must be Uganda.

  • The East Africa Tourist Visa is valid for 90 days after arrival.

  • The maximum length of stay is 90 days in Total, and it is valid for Multiple Entry.

  • Applicants must not have another current Uganda, Rwanda or Kenya visa.

  • Applicants must be outside of these countries at the time of application.

  • The applicant’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry to these East African countries.

  • This visa cannot be changed to a work visa while inside the Republic of Uganda, Rwanda or Kenya.

  • You are required to print out and carry this travel authorization with you, as you will be required to present it at the point of entry.

  • Applicants must arrive with the same passport with which they applied for the East Africa e-Visa.

  • Foreign unvaccinated nationals traveling to Uganda for business or tourism must have proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a PCR test.

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No, you don't. As of today, COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not a mandatory to enter Uganda. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Uganda travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.
  • COVID test prior to arrival: PCR within 72 hours for unvaccinated travelers.
  • COVID test exemptions: Children under 5 and fully vaccinated travelers.

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  • Quarantine requirements: There are no quarantine requirements.
It is a type of electronic visa which lets you visit the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Uganda for tourism on the same trip. An East Africa Tourist Visa is for multiple entries within the three countries, and is valid for 90 days after arrival.

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

  • Travel Itinerary

  • Return Ticket

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

HOW TO TAKE THE PERFECT PHOTO FOR YOUR VISA: Watch our video

HOW TO TAKE THE PERFECT PHOTO OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Watch our video

The Uganda East Africa Visa costs USD $103.00. Additionally, there is a service fee of USD $50.99 for standard processing. For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is USD $88.99 and USD $130.99, respectively.

It depends on the  processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 6 Business Days

  • Rush Processing: 4 Business Days

  • Super Rush Processing: 2 Business Days

The Uganda East Africa visa is valid for 90 days after arrival. This means you must enter Uganda within this period. In addition, it is a Multiple Entry visa and allows for a maximum stay of 90 days in Total.
Applicant’s passport should have at least 6-months validity from the time of entry into Uganda and at least one blank page.

A yellow fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

More information in the following link

The East Africa e-Visa allows you to have Multiple Entry.
No, it is limited to the 3 countries mentioned. If you leave any of the 3 countries and return to Kenya, it is considered a new journey and a new visa will have to be obtained.
Yes, your initial destination has to be Uganda.
It is not mandatory but it is recommended. The barcode present in the approval letter will be used for accessing your application at the point of entry, so bringing it printed will speed up the final approval process.
The final approval is granted at the selected point of entry or at the Immigration Office. Be aware that if your are outside of Uganda it is mandatory to present a valid visa approval letter for entering Uganda. Any other permit does not allow you to enter the country.
No, you are not eligible to apply for the East Africa visa if you already possess a valid visa for one of the countries.

Whenever you visit a new country, you need to be aware of the things you are and not allowed to do. It is imperative that you respect a country’s culture when you visit it so that you do not offend or upset any of the locals. You may come across many differences of traditions and habits, but in a way, that is the beauty of traveling the world. When you go to Uganda, the rule of learning about their culture still applies. The pearl of Africa that is Uganda is a beautiful place to visit, and their culture is fascinating. However, things that may be entirely normal in your country are not allowed in other countries. Below you will find a list of things that you should keep in mind when you get there.

Do not talk about a woman’s pregnancy – while in western countries pregnancy is a topic of conversation in which people express their joy and experiences, in Uganda that is not something you want to do. That is because in Uganda the rate of deaths among children who are still unborn is high. A woman in Uganda will have mixed feeling about her pregnancy, which is why it is considered disrespectful to talk about it. The best course of action is to pretend that you do not notice the pregnancy and never bring it up. Talk to a pregnant woman as you would with one that is not.

Keep things personal…personal – Ugandan people are private about their lives, which is why you should be the same. You cannot ask someone about their private lives since they will regard it as impolite. However, if you get close to that person, the level of intimacy will grow, and you will be able to find out things that are otherwise considered private. Basically, you need to become friends with someone before them revealing information about their personal life. How do you become friends with someone you cannot ask personal questions? Talk about trivial things. Give them a chance to become familiar.

Do not talk about relationships – in the western world, you are free to ask someone if they are involved and with whom. In Uganda, that is construed differently. There can be many misconceptions, and you should avoid asking questions about someone’s relationship with the opposite sex. You may notice that some people are married, but never ask someone that you think is single if he or she has a partner. You do not want to put yourself in a difficult situation, do you?

Say no to PDA –if you travel to Uganda with your partner, you should never display your affection in public. Ugandan people do not do that, and they may give you some ugly glances if they see you do it. You should refrain from kissing and hugging in public. Even holding hands is frown upon. However, if you want to get on a good start, you should obey that rule. It should not be that hard. Keep your sign of affection for your hotel room.

Do not sanitize your hands in front of Ugandan people – before you eat, of course, you will want to clean up your hands. You can do that in the bathroom, and if there is no washing room available, you will use hand sanitizer. However, do not do that at the table in front of Ugandan people. They will think you consider them unclean. It may sound ridiculous to you, but they seem to be taking it seriously. Clean your hands so that they cannot see you.

There is a prayer before meals – the Ugandan people are religious, and they will pray before every single meal. You are required to do the same if you want to be considered polite. Even if you are an atheist or of another religion, you should still keep your head down while the Ugandan are praying. It is a small concession for a lovely meal, don’t you think? Plus, it is a sign of respect.

Children do not talk at the table – while in the western civilization the meal time is used as an opportunity to share information, in Uganda, children do not speak at the dinner table unless they are asked to answer a specific question. It is impolite for them to speak. Often tourists who go to Uganda think that children are just quiet, but in reality, they are not allowed to talk.

Decline the chair – the Ugandan people are very aware that you are from a different culture, and during any meal, they will offer you a chair while they sit on a mat. As a sign of respect, you should decline the chair and take a seat on a mat just like they do. It is considered a polite gesture, and you will be appreciated for it.

You may get a kiss when greeted – greetings differ in Uganda, depending on the situation and the genders present in a particular place. With a Ugandan woman, a handshake is more than enough contact, but a man will most likely kiss your cheek while shaking your hand. Do not get away and go with the flow. Do not refuse since you can be considered rude.

Mind the dress code – in Uganda, women must follow a certain dress code. As a tourist, you will not be asked to cover yourself entirely, but you should always wear skirts or shorts that cover your knees. You do not want people looking at you funny when you walk down the street, do you? The list can go on for a bit more, but the dos and don’ts above should be enough to get an idea of how you must behave when you go to Uganda. As long as you follow these simple rules, you will feel welcomed by the people. The Ugandans are warm people who will make you feel at home if you show signs of respect for their culture and traditions.

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