News: South Africa gives Visa Waiver to Ghanaians and 9 other Countries to grow Tourism

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In a bid to boost tourism to the country, South Africa is finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries, allowing travellers to enter the country without a visa. This announcement was made by Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday in Pretoria. Citizens from countries which will now no longer require a visa to travel to […]

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Africa: Visa on arrival leading to influx of investors through MMIA

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INVESTMENT is finding its way to Nigeria, if data emanating from the Visa on Arrival (VOA) policy of the Federal Government is anything to go by as no fewer than 38,000 people have used the VOA between June 2017-2018. The Visa on Arrival is a product of the Federal government’s ease-of-doing-business policy which came onboard over a year ago, aiding […]

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Tourism: South Africa to amend child visa requirements after business & leisure visitor fall-off

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South Africa will allegedly scrap the child visa requirements after visitor number declined by “1.5% year-on-year in the first seven months of this year,” Business Tech SA reported. The official announcement is expected to be detailed by President Ramaphose on Friday. According to a statement issued after a Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday, 20th September, a number of changes will be […]

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News: South Africa’s visa system to be overhauled

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Communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane has confirmed that government is looking at a complete overhaul of the country’s visa system. Speaking at a post-cabinet media briefing on Thursday (6 September), Mokonyane said that this would include the visa rules governing children, scarce skills and turnaround times. She added that the package is currently being formulated by government, and would be revealed […]

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Africa: MMIA records over 12,000 visas on arrival in 6months- investigation

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FOLLOWING Federal Government’s expansion of the Visa on Arrival policy, over 12, 000 foreigners intending to do business or vacation in Nigeria may have benefitted from the scheme at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in just six months. Nigerianflightdeck.com investigations reveal that no fewer than 500 foreigners are issued visas on arrival on a weekly basis with the number […]

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News: Nigeria, Ecuador to sign visa waiver deal

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Ecuadorian Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Deopoldo Rovayo, says his country and Nigeria have agreed to sign a visa free agreement. Rovavo made the announcement in Abuja on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olukunle Bamgbose. He disclosed the purpose of his visit was to strengthen bilateral ties between […]

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Tourism: Ethiopian Reforms is making it the First big Nation to adopt Visa on Arrival for Africans

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Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is not giving us time to breathe. At 41, the youngest head of government in Africa, he has logged a lot of frequent flyer miles already, visiting countries in the neighbourhood, and at home he’s been all over on a charm offensive. He has supped with once-bitter enemies of the ruling Ethiopian People’s […]

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Tourism: South Africa to ease visa regime soon, as Derek Hanekom visits Nigeria

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The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commission for Africa held its 61st Regional Tourism Conference from 4th – 5th June 2018 in Abuja, capital City of Nigeria. It was an honour to welcome the Honourable Minister of Tourism – South Africa; Derek Andre Hanekom for his first time visit to Nigeria where he attended the conference and joined over […]

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News: 53-year-old visa applicant bags 2yrs in jail for lying to UK embassy

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JUSTICE Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos Tuesday sentenced a 53 aged man, Kolawole Whesu Viyon to two years in prison for submitting a fake Jama-at-ul-Islamiyya of Nigeria Marriage Certificate to facilitate his travel visa to the United Kingdom. Viyon was convicted on a three-count charge of making false statement and presentation of a false document brought […]

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Tourism: Kenya joins Ghana, Seychelles, Benin and Rwanda with Visa on Arrival for all Africans

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Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that all Africans visiting the country will receive a visa on arrival with no reciprocity conditions ‘to underscore Kenya’s commitment to pan-Africanism’. The gesture is coming on the heels of similar announcement by some African countries which recently introduce visa on arrival for all Africans. According to atqnews.com, the Rwandan Directorate General of Immigration […]

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