The East African passport is a recent electronic travel document that has replaced the ordinary country passport. By Humphrey Mpairwe


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The East African passport is a recent electronic travel document that has replaced the ordinary country passport, as the minimum travel document required to travel around the world if you reside within East Africa. Well, the African Union has also unveiled plans to develop a continental passport that will bind all states with 1 passport.

Through a joint decision that was recently pitched to the board in 2016, the African Union delegates have decided to venture into the union passport solution as the East African Community finalized on a joint electronic passport for Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and other member states.

A single passport is one of the African Union goals mainly focused on making citizen movements easy and promoting cross-continent trade to fuel more economic growth throughout. As much as USA doubles as the biggest borderless country given the fact that many states were combined into 1, a successful single passport for Africa could be the first step towards making the black continent greatest in the world.

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According to the African Union chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the African passport projected design will be one of the key presentations during the 32nd AU summit later next month (Februay 2019). However, we are not sure whether the African passport will work in conjunction with the regional versions like the East African passport or it will be a superior version required for inland travels. Hence, we shall be encroaching on the presence of this yet to be unveiled passport with procedures of how you can get one in 2019.