East Africa: Regional MPs Unhappy With Visa Take Up

Arusha — East African lawmakers are not happy at the slow implementation of the Single Tourist Visa, saying it has made little progress in boosting the tourism industry in the region as envisioned.

Nusura Tiperu (Uganda) said the region has vast tourist attractions which have not been fully exploited under the Single Tourist Visa plan. “There needs to be more information and data available on tourism to ensure visitors benefit from the tourist facilities,” she said.

The East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) currently is in session here, wants the implementation of the EAC One Single Tourist Visa fast-tracked.

Adam Kimbisa (Tanzania) said there is a need to ensure inter-connectivity and infrastructure are in place to support systems of the Single Tourist Visa.