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Visas in Africa for African Travellers

Africa is increasingly moving towards achieving part of its African Union Agenda 2063, which envisions the abolishment of visa requirements for African citizens by 2018. By Josephine Wawira.

The recent launch of the Pan-African Passport is a big milestone towards freer movement of people within the continent, a move expected to further integrate Africa.

This will in turn create more job opportunities, boost economic growth, increase cultural integration and elevate domestic tourism.

While some African countries have become visa open over the years, the majority still have a long way to go, with Africans requiring visas to travel to 55% of other African countries.

The Africa Visa Openness Report 2016 further shows that out of the 55 African countries, only 13 offer visa free or visa on arrival to all Africans.

The infographic (download the magazine page below to view), by Jumia Travel, provides a more comprehensive outlook on visa trends in the continent.

A lot of changes are expected in the near future, with the gradual roll out of the unified passport.

About the author: Josephine Wawira is a Global PR Assistant at Jumia Travel – Africa’s No.1 hotel booking website, allowing you to get the best prices for more than 25,000 hotels in Africa and more than 200,000 hotels around the world.  For more information visit the Jumia website at:

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