News: U.S. lifts Non-Immigrant Visa Restrictions in Ghana

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The United States has lifted the visa restrictions applied under Section 243(d) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act. As of Friday, January 17, 2020, visa processing will return to the normal procedures. The validity period and number of entries on new tourist and business visas (B1, B2, and B1/B2) for all Ghanaian executive and legislative branch employees, their […]

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News: South Africa inks deal with Ethiopia on Visa waiver for state officials

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South Africa and Ethiopia have signed an agreement on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic or official/service passports. This, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali said in a joint communiqué, is expected to ease the travel of officials, which will contribute to further strengthening bilateral relations. The signing of the agreement emanates from the […]

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Africa: Visa on arrival: Stakeholders list gains for tourism, raise concerns

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Traveling within Africa remains a huge task till date. Beyond the challenges of obtaining visas to other African countries, travelers also have to deal with high fares. Over the years, stakeholders in the travel and tourism sector have advocated for visa on arrival, which they argued would help grow inbound tourism for Nigeria. Particularly, Ikechi Uko of Akwaaba and Peace […]

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Africa:Trump wins as Nigerians reduce travel to America by 21% in 2019

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Data from the US travel and tourism office shows a 21 per cent drop in the number of Nigerians travelling to the country, the largest global drop-off in visitors to the US. As of 2019 October, 34,000 fewer Nigerians travelled to the US compared to the previous year. After a sustained period of growth between 2011 and 2015, the number […]

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News: All Africans can come to Nigeria without visa in 2020 – Babandede

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says the Federal Government have approved that all Africans could come to Nigeria without Visa from January 2020. The Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Africa–Frontex Intelligence Community (AFIC) on Wednesday in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that European border and Coast guard Agency also known […]

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Aviation: Africa sees improvements in visa openness- report

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Africa has seen great improvements in visa openness as Africans can travel to more countries visa-free, according to the 2019 Africa Visa Openness Index released on Monday. For the first time, Africans on average can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival, said the report compiled by the African Union Commission (AU Commission) and African […]

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Africa: Good news for Tourism as Gambia is now a Visa Free Zone

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In its drive to increase tourist arrivals to the country, the Gambian government has said foreigners seeking to visit the West African nation can now do that without the hassle of visa requirement. According a statement by the government, with the new visa free policy adopted by the Ministry of Tourism, the West Africa country is now a visa free […]

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News: How East African Tourism Visa has improved Our Arrivals in Kenya

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Call them explorers, adventurers, campaigners, reporters, thinkers, workers or leaders – women in tourism, then and now, have set strong precedents that has shaped today’s travel and tourism sector. Tourism, one of the largest and fastest growing industries has presented a wide range of income generation opportunities for women in formal and informal sectors. Despite there are also known challenges […]

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Tourism: Visa-free travel for Emiratis to Central Africa

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has announced that UAE citizens holding diplomatic, special and ordinary passports can now travel to the Central African Republic without the need for pre-entry visas. The decision will come into effect as of October 8, 2019. The exemption is in line with the Mutual Visa Waiver Agreement signed between the UAE […]

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Africa: Sierra Leone starts Visa on Arrival for Air Travellers especially AU citizens

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The Sierra Leonean government has commenced the process of issuing visa on arrival to all air travellers to the country especially citizens of the African Union. The government in a statement signed by the Chief Immigration Officer, Andrew Jaiah Kaikai, said the initiative is part of government’s commitment to promote tourism and attract foreign direct investment to the country. He […]

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