Uganda Government Cuts Visa Fees

The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Internal Affairs has introduced a new Visa tariff in a bid to attract more visitors to the country.

 

According to press statement released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a statutory Instrument has been implemented to effect the change starting on the 22nd July, 2016. All visitors will be required to pay 50 US dollars instead of the old fee of 100 US dollars, for a Single Entry visa.

The new Visa fee is aimed at luring more visitors to the country

The new Visa fee is aimed at luring more visitors to the country

 

“The move is aimed at promoting the Tourism sector as we implement the newly introduced e-visa where we require applicants to apply, have their visas approved with notifications sent to them and visas issued at their borders and embassies,” says the statement.

 

The Government of Uganda introduced the e-Visa application system which took effect at the start of July this year.

 

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The change only applies to Tourist Visas and other Visa fees remain unchanged.