- Travelling within East Africa has always been easy especially after the establishment of the East African Community.
- The Kenya- Uganda Border is among the easiest to cross.
- This is due to the good relations between the two countries or,
- The vibrant mutual and personal relationship between President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and his counterpart President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda.
Karibu! (Welcome). If you’d wish to cross the Kenya- Uganda Border from either of the two countries, then the following is all you need to know.
After a recent agreement between the two partner countries, you’ll need EITHER of the following documents;
- A valid Passport from the immigration department
- A Visa- if you are a non EAC citizen, and should be applied upon arrival in the border of Kampala to Uganda. It will cost you around a 100 USD
- Certificate of Identity/ Inter- State Pass – this applies for all East Africans
- Any Alternative Travel Documents- also applies for East Africans
- East Africa Tourist Visa which is applied upon arrival at roughly 100 USD.
- A valid National Identification Card (ID)
- A Voter’s Card (applies for Ugandans only)
- A Student’s Identification Card
Port of Entry
- The port of entry for road users has always been Busia and Malaba
Requirements for all Road Users
- A valid driver’s license is a MUST for driving in any of the partner countries.
- Your car must be insured before you begin your journey. A valid sticker MUST always be displayed on your vehicle’s windscreen as proof of insurance.
ALWAYS carry along with you an original copy of your Car’s Log Book or a photocopy of it which is not highly preferred.
Ticket Fee: around 3500 Kenyan Shillings for a VIP seat and 3000 Kenyan Shillings for a regular seat.
Duration of travel: 13 hours averagely.