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Kenya Waives Visas for Many Visitors

July 18, 1999

Kenya, suffering a slump in tourist traffic, is waiving visas for short-term visitors. Americans who plan to stay less than 30 days in this East African nation, renowned for its game parks and safaris, will no longer have to pay the $50 visa fee, the Kenyan government announced. Last month, gunmen robbed two dozen American tourists aboard vans en route to the Masai Mara game park. The killings of eight tourists in neighboring Uganda by Rwandan rebels this spring has also affected East Africa's tourism industry.

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