By John Odyek
The issuance of the East African tourist visa has been launched in the Russian Federation by the embassies of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.
The function was hosted recently by Kenya’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, Paul K. Kurgat.
Nelson Ocheger, Uganda’s deputy envoy and charge’ d’ Affaires in Moscow represented Uganda.
Ocheger sent an email to the New Vision about the event.
Speaking on behalf of the partner missions in Moscow, Rwanda’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, Dr. Jeanne d’ Arc Mujawamariya said that the East African tourist visa will be valid for 30 days and multiple, cheaper by US$ 50, allowing the visitors to enter all the three East African Partner states.
To popularise the Visa, the envoys from the three countries undertook to hold joint exhibitions in the Russian Federation and other countries of accreditation.
They also post user friendly information on their respective websites and encourage tourists to use the East Africa tourist visa.
The issuance of the East African tourist visa follows the agreements in February decision of the partner states of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to issue the Visa.