East Africa e-passports plan delayed until next year

The issuance of international passports for East African Community (EAC) has been re-scheduled to early 2018.

This comes after Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya reported to only start issuing by April 2017 while Tanzania will only start in 2018. Burundi has made the most progress having completed the process of procuring the e-passport booklets.

The EA e-Passport is expected to boost free movement of people across the region. It will also comply with International Civil Aviation Organisation standards.

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