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Why Uganda cut visa fees from $100 to $50

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ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome

‘Better late than never,’ but this is an example how government bureaucrats simply fail to understand what damage their unilateral decisions can cause.

We expect the reduction in Visa fees to stimulate demand for Uganda safaris and lead to an increase in visitor numbers once again‘ said a regular Kampala based tourism source when passing on the information that effective midnight tonight the old fee of 50 US Dollars will once again apply.

Uganda over the past year had suffered setbacks in tourism arrivals and occupancies in safari lodges but also upcountry hotels took a beating, in part caused by the 18 percent Value Added Tax suddenly heaped on accommodation, which like presently happening in Tanzania drove potential visitors to African destinations where no such charges were in place.


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