Countries delay East Africa e-passports plan until next year

Published: 12/Apr/2017
Source: The Nation (Nairobi)


East African Community citizens will have to wait longer for “smart” national and regional passports as member states lag a year behind schedule in delays that highlight the obstacles facing joint issuance of travel documents in Africa.

East African Community partner states were supposed to begin issuing e-passports at the beginning of this year.  However,  Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya have said that they cannot begin this process until later this year while Tanzania has said it will start in 2018. Burundi has made the most progress having completed the process of procuring the e-passport booklets.

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Themes: Sub-regional Standards, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: East Africa
Year: 2017