Visa Openness in Africa: Report Shows Improvement in Visa Restrictions

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A 2019 Africa Visa Openness Index published by the African Union Commission and African Development Bank has revealed that African travellers now have liberal access to over half the continent.

The report said for the first time, on average, Africans could travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival.

The report was launched on Monday on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum, which opened in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The progress on visa openness in Africa followed growing momentum for greater integration between countries and signalled that policymakers across the continent were pushing reforms, making it easier for African businessmen and women, investors, students and tourists to travel.

This fourth edition of the Index showed that 47 countries improved or maintained their visa openness scores in 2019. African visitors no longer need a visa to travel to a quarter of other African countries, whereas visa-free travel…

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