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Uganda cuts visa fees to $50 to boost tourism

Uganda cuts visa fees to $50 to boost tourism

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The government of Uganda has announced that with effect from Friday July 22, 2016; it had slashed visa fees by half in a move to boost the country’s tourism sector.

The $100 visa charge had been reduced to $50 according to a statutory instrument issued by the Minister of internal Affairs.

A statement from Immigration Uganda also noted that ‘‘All Uganda borders have been notified to effect the change.’‘

All Uganda borders have been notified to effect the change.

As per the new rules, the newly introduced e-visa system gets to be effectively utilized. With e-visas, applicants are required to apply, have their visas approved and notifications sent to them, their visas would subsequently be issued at their borders and embassies.

The country’s tourist map according to Tourism Uganda is split into the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern destinations and tourists have a range of flora and fauna, lakes and rivers and eco-tourism sites to choose from.

The dependence of Africa economies on tourism largely varies from one country to the other but its importance is underlined in each case by the inflow of foreign exchange into the respective economies.