East African Community Visa rule
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jul 9, 2012 7:11 AM Last Post By: stokeygirl
Jul 9, 2012 4:46 AM
East African Community Visa ruleHi all,
I have read a lot about the EAC visa rules which state that you can get to each of the EAC countries repeatedly on a single-entry visa as long as you don't leave the Community area. If I am in Rwanda and take a day (or more) trip into Goma (DR Congo) will that count as having 'exited' the EAC and hence leave me liable to pay, for example, for another Tanzanian visa?
I would like to see DR Congo even if its just to say I've been there and experienced the country, but it is probably not worth it if I then have to fork out for multiple visas.
Jul 9, 2012 5:00 AM
1I don't think that Rwanda is part of the EAC visa area yet so you'll exit it when you enter Rwanda.
I could be wrong and they have joined in the past few months but yes even if they are and you go to DRC for a day you will need new visas for each EAC country.
Jul 9, 2012 5:49 AM
2I also thought Rwanda wasn't part of it- they're part of the East African Community, but not the visa agreement.
Unless things have changed recently but as a regular on a number of travel forums, I haven't seen any mention of it.
Jul 9, 2012 7:08 AM
Jul 9, 2012 7:11 AM
4It's no more confusing than Europe- who's in the EC, who has the Euro, who's in Schengen- all different sets of countries!!
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