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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Africa: Nigerian succumbs to US pressure, reduces Visa fee for Citizens

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The Nigerian government has approved the decrease of Visa charges payable by US citizens coming to Nigeria. This followed the moved by the United States embassy in the country to increase its visa cost for Nigerians all over the world seeking to travel to the United States. According to a press release from the ministry of interior, signed by Director […]

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Africa: Sources finger error in documentation, others as reasons for approval delays on Visa on Arrival

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THE teething problems being experienced by some applicants when they try to access the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Visa on Arrival (VOA) scheme have been ascribed to some of the applicants’ inability to upload the right documentation or provide the right details for approvals to be sent. This is just as Nigerianflightdeck has learnt that in July alone, the VOA […]

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News: In Retaliation for supposed high Visa fees USA increases Visa fees for Nigerians

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There seems to be no end in sight to smoothing the rough edges of obtaining a visa to the United States, as the US embassy in Nigeria has increased its visa cost for Nigerians all over the world seeking to travel to the country. The embassy on its website said, effective August 29, Nigerian citizens will be required to pay […]

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Africa: New digital visa system to be up and running by October

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Late last week while delivering his latest State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Cyril Ramaphosa said that a new digital system for visa applications is on the cards for October. According to ENCA, the e-visa is part of the government’s service to make it easier for tourists to travel to South Africa, as well as for companies to acquire […]

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Africa: Ghana reduces visa fees on arrival for ‘The Year of Return’

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The government of Ghana has reduced visa fees on arrival for “The Year of Return, Ghana 2019”. The fee is reduced to $75 from the initial $150. The move is to allow for many people living in the Diaspora to participate in the various activities for the programme. The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Charles Owiredu, made […]

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