Africa: Botswana offers tourist visa-on-arrival to boost tourism
Botswana has become the latest African nation to relax visa requirements in a bid to improve tourism and the ease of doing business in the country.
The Southern African nation will offer tourist visas on arrival effective November 24, the president announced.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who is expected to attend this weekend’s extraordinary African Union summit in Ethiopia, announced the new visa development on Thursday.
The government is yet to share further details.
A Visa-free Africa?
While the African Union (AU) set a 2018 deadline for the removal of visa requirements for all African citizens in all African countries, a recent AU report found that Africans can travel without a visa to just 22% of other African countries.
Rwanda, Benin and recently Ethiopia, are some of the African nations that relaxed visa requirements for all African citizens this year.
By Daniel Mumbere