Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, and his Rwandan and Kenyan counterparts Paul Kagame and Uhuru Kenyatta, who arrived here for the 4th ‘Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit’ to speed up the regional integration, handed dummy visas to three tourists, marking the official introduction of the single tourist visa, said reports.

The multiple-entry visa, which will be valid for 90 days, will cost 100 USD. Tourists can apply at any immigration offices of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

Burundi and Tanzania are yet to come on board. The visa is expected to reduce the costs of touring across the three countries in a bid to boost the number of tourists.

At the first-day summit, leaders from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda also discussed key projects such as railway construction, oil refinery development and energy generation.

The last summit was held in October in the Rwandan capital Kigali, where the Single Customs Territory was launched and was brought under implementation from January 1, 2014.

(Agencies)

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