eVisa East Africa
East Africa visa
East Africa Visa


East Africa visa


East Africa visa – basic information

The East Africa Tourist visa is a joint electronic visa to three countries – Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. Citizens of all countries can apply for a visa to East Africa, except for those travelers who already own a valid visa to any of these countries.

This online visa allows free movement between Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda during a 3-month validity period.

To apply for a visa to East Africa, one needs to complete an electronic form, attach documents, and cover the fee. Within a short period of time, the East Africa tourist visa will be approved, and you can start your trip!

Note that you can enter East Africa for the first time only through the country that approved your online visa.

Who needs an East Africa visa

Every traveler who wants to move freely between Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda and doesn’t hold a passport of these countries must get an East African tourist visa. It is available to citizens of all countries in the world.

You’ll need to present a hard copy of the East African eVisa to an immigration officer at the point of entry. The East Africa Visa Sticker will be issued at the point of entry of the first country.

List of eligible countries

Most countries offer electronic visas only to some nations, so it’s important to check if you are an eligible traveler. However, this is not the case for an East Africa visa, as it can be obtained by citizens of all countries.

Each applicant must present their passport, valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date.

eVisa for East Africa is available to the citizens of following countries:

  • Afghanistan Afghanistan
  • Albania Albania
  • Algeria Algeria
  • American Samoa American Samoa
  • Andorra Andorra
  • Angola Angola
  • Anguilla Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Armenia Armenia
  • Aruba Aruba
  • Australia Australia
  • Austria Austria
  • Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
  • Azores Azores
  • Bahrain Bahrain
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
  • Bahamas Bahamas
  • Barbados Barbados
  • Belarus Belarus
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Belize Belize
  • Benin Benin
  • Bermuda Bermuda
  • Bhutan Bhutan
  • Bolivia Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana Botswana
  • Brazil Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Brunei
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  • Burundi Burundi
  • Cambodia Cambodia
  • Cameroon Cameroon
  • Canada Canada
  • Cape Verde Islands Cape Verde Islands
  • Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic Central African Republic
  • Channel Islands Channel Islands
  • Chile Chile
  • China China
  • Chad Chad
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Comoros Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Congo, Republic of Congo, Republic of
  • Cook Islands Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Djibouti Djibouti
  • Dominica Dominica
  • Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
  • East Timor East Timor
  • Ecuador Ecuador
  • Egypt Egypt
  • El Salvador El Salvador
  • Eritrea Eritrea
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji Fiji
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • French Guiana French Guiana
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
  • French Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Gabon Gabon
  • Gambia Gambia
  • Georgia Georgia
  • Germany Germany
  • Ghana Ghana
  • Gibraltar Gibraltar
  • Greece Greece
  • Grenada Grenada
  • Groenlandia Groenlandia
  • Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
  • Guam Guam
  • Guatemala Guatemala
  • Guinea Guinea
  • Guinea Equatoriale Guinea Equatoriale
  • Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana Guyana
  • Haiti Haiti
  • Holy See Holy See
  • Honduras Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Iceland Iceland
  • India India
  • Indonesia Indonesia
  • Iran Iran
  • Iraq Iraq
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Japan Japan
  • Jordan Jordan
  • Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
  • Kenya Kenya
  • Kiribati Kiribati
  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • Kuwait Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos Laos
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Lebanon Lebanon
  • Lesotho Lesotho
  • Liberia Liberia
  • Libya Libya
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Macau Macau
  • Macedonia Macedonia
  • Madagascar Madagascar
  • Madeira Madeira
  • Malawi Malawi
  • Malaysia Malaysia
  • Maldives Maldives
  • Mali Mali
  • Malta Malta
  • Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
  • Martinique Martinique
  • Mauritania Mauritania
  • Mauritius Mauritius
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Mayotte Mayotte
  • Moldova Moldova
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Mongolia Mongolia
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Montserrat Montserrat
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Mozambique Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma) Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia Namibia
  • Nauru Nauru
  • Nepal Nepal
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • Nevis Nevis
  • New Caledonia New Caledonia
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Nicaragua Nicaragua
  • Niger Niger
  • Nigeria Nigeria
  • North Korea North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway Norway
  • Oman Oman
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • Palau Palau
  • Palestine Palestine
  • Panama Panama
  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Peru Peru
  • Philippines Philippines
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • Qatar Qatar
  • Réunion Réunion
  • Romania Romania
  • Russia Rusia
  • Saint Helena Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Samoa Samoa
  • San Marino San Marino
  • São Tomé E Principe São Tomé E Principe
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal Senegal
  • Serbia Serbia
  • Seychelles Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
  • Singapore Singapore
  • Slovak Slovak
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Solomons Solomons
  • Somali Republic Somali Republic
  • South Korea South Korea
  • South Sudan South Sudan
  • Spain Spain
  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sudafrica Sudafrica
  • Sudan Sudan
  • Suriname Suriname
  • Swaziland Swaziland
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Syria Syria
  • Taiwan Taiwan
  • Tajikistan Tajikistan
  • Tanzania Tanzania
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Togolese Republic Togolese Republic
  • Tonga Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia Tunisia
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
  • Turks And Caicos Islands Turks And Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu Tuvalu
  • Uganda Uganda
  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • United States United States
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela Venezuela
  • Vietnam Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna Is. Wallis and Futuna Is.
  • Western Sahara Western Sahara
  • Yemen Yemen
  • Zambia Zambia
  • Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

East Africa visa types

The East Africa visa is available in one type – a multiple-entry visa allowing visiting three countries – Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya.

In Rwanda and Kenya, a visa for East Africa can be used only for tourism and family visits, while in Uganda, it is also good for both tourism and business matters.

East Africa visa application form

The East Africa tourist visa can be applied for via an intuitive online process. Our website is user-friendly, so all you need to do is to follow several steps:

  • Complete the East Africa visa application form. You need to provide your personal and travel details.
  • Upload the required documents. You should attach the following documents: a bio-data page of a valid passport and a digital face photo. If you want to enter East Africa through Uganda, you also need proof of a vaccination certificate against yellow fever, a travel itinerary, and a copy of your return ticket.
  • Pay the 149 Euro visa fees. There are several online payment methods on our website. For example, you may use your credit or debit card.
  • Check your inbox. Once the East African eVisa is processed and approved, it will be sent to the email address you stated in the application form.

The East Africa tourist visa arrives as a PDF document. You should make a paper copy.

East Africa visa validity

The East Africa visa is valid for 90 days (3 months). Its validity period starts on the planned date of entry – the date stated in your application form – and not the issuance date itself.

During this time, you can enter and reenter Uganda, Rwanda, & Kenya unlimited times and stay for up to 3 months.

Note that the East African eVisa is electronically linked to the applicant’s passport. Therefore, if the passport expires or any data on it changes, the electronic visa becomes invalid. If that’s happened, you need to apply for a new East Africa tourist visa.

Transit information

When wishing to travel through Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya but not stay there, you don’t need to obtain an East Africa visa unless you plan to leave the airport transit zone.

If you do need to go out of this zone, you must obtain a transit visa to East Africa. You cannot apply for it online. Instead, you should get it at the airport.

Visa Summary

  • eVisa destination


    Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda

  • eVisa price


    149 EUR

  • eVisa Processing time


    depends on many factors, often it’s within 6-7 business days

  • Visa validity


    90 days

  • Visa requirements documents


    • valid passport
    • applicant’s face photograph

    Additional documents for Uganda:

    • return ticket
    • yellow fever vaccination certificate
    • document describing itinerary

Other Travel Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I get a visa to East Africa?

The East Africa tourist visa is available online. You should complete a form on the website, add necessary travel documents, cover visa fees, and wait for the visa application to be processed. The visa to East Africa will then come to your email address.

When will I receive a visa to East Africa?

You will receive an East Africa visa as soon as the application is approved. Avoid errors in the application form so that there won't be any delays.

Do I need to print a visa to East Africa?

Yes, it is necessary to make a paper copy of your East Africa tourist visa. Upon arrival, you will show it to the immigration officer, and get your East Africa visa sticker issued.

What if my visa to East Africa is not approved?

Make sure to recheck all the information you provide, as any errors and typos may cause issues during the processing. If everything is correct and fully completed, please notify our support team.

How long can I stay in East Africa with a visa to East Africa?

An East Africa tourist visa is a multiple-entry visa that allows a stay in East Africa for 3 months. You can move between Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda as much as you want.

What is the validity of a visa to East Africa?

The East Africa tourist visa is valid for 90 days (3 months) from the planned entry date. You must have a valid, relevant passport, as its expiration makes an eVisa to East Africa invalid.

Do children need a visa to East Africa?

Yes, every traveler, including children, must have a separate East Africa visa application. Underage visa applicants must get their forms submitted by their parents or guardians.

What is the cost of a visa to East Africa?

The cost for all citizens is 149 Euro. You can pay the East Africa visa fees via any payment method available on the website – all of them are properly secured.

What must I have to apply for a visa to East Africa?

To submit an online visa application for East Africa, you must have a device connected to the internet, active email, the ability to make an online payment, and the required documents.

What is the processing time for a visa to East Africa?

The processing for East Africa visa takes a different amount of time for each application, but most of our customers get approval within 6 business days. You can increase your chances for fast processing by providing accurate data in the form.

What documents are required to get a visa to East Africa?

A valid passport and a face photograph are required to get an East Africa visa. For Uganda, you also should attach a vaccination certificate against yellow fever, a travel itinerary, and a copy of the return ticket.

What data do I need to provide in the application form for a visa to East Africa?

You should fill the East Africa form with your name, surname, nationality, birthdate, phone number, email address, the purpose of travel, and planned dates of the trip.