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EAC states to use common passport for global travel

Published on January 07, 2016

Citizens from East Africa will begin travelling with one passport globally from next year as the East African Community (EAC) finally launches a common passport.
The common passport, which has been in development for five years, is set to replace the respective second-generation passports in a process expected to be completed in two years. "Part of the mandate of the EAC integration process is easing movement of citizens from member states within and outside the community," explained EAC Secretary General Richard Sezibera. "We wanted the identity card to be used for travel across the EAC and next year we will be launching the East African passport which will be the document used for travel outside East Africa," he added. Read more. Source | Standard Digital