Christopher Kiiza October 4, 2021 1 min
Uganda has waived all visa entry requirements for South Sudan citizens entering the country.
The decision was taken in the 36th meeting of the Council of Ministers of the East African Community (EAC).
The Council of Ministers recognized the “protocol of free movement of persons within the region.”
“In the pursuance of the spirits of Pan Africanism, this is therefore to notify you that with effect 1st October 2021, citizens of the Republic of South Sudan will not be required to pay the visa entry fee to enter into the Republic of Uganda,” said Apollo Kasiita Gowa, the Director, Citizenship and Immigration Control.
In response, South Sudan applauded Uganda for the decision.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan welcomes the decision of the Government of sisterly Republic of Uganda to waive entry visa requirements for the citizens of the Republic of South Sudan with effect from 1st October 2021,” reads the statement from South Sudan Foreign Affairs Ministry.
In reciprocity, South Sudan Foreign Affairs Ministry announced that South Sudanese Government has directed its Ministry of Interior through its Directorate of Nationality Passports and Immigration to waive visa entry requirements for Ugandan citizens holding valid passports issued by Uganda Government with effect from Monday, October 4, 2021.
“The entry and exit points, including our Missions and Embassies abroad are directed to comply with the directive,” South Sudan Foreign Affairs Ministry said.