News: South Africa Scraps Short-term Visas Requirements for Kenyans

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Kenyan business and academia community travelling to South Africa will now be issued with multiple entry visas valid for up to 10 years while frequent travellers will be eligible for 3-year multiple entry visas effective December 1, 2018. According to a press release by the Kenyan government, the country agreed to ease visa application rules and entry conditions for the […]

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Tourism: Ethiopia to allow all Africans to visit without visas “very soon” PM Abiy Ahmed says

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will “very soon” follow Rwanda’s example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas. The plan was revealed during a state banquet hosted by Prime Minister Abiy for Rwandan President Paul Kagame who is in Ethiopia on a three-day official visit. The two leaders held bilateral talks at […]

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Africa: 168,000 Nigerians paid $26M for Non Immigrant Visas to America in 2017

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Nigerians who traveled to the United States of America (USA) as non-immigrants in 2017 had spent a total of N9.733 billion as payment for visa fees, this excludes what was spent by those that obtained immigrant visas and those whose visa applications were rejected. Figures obtained from the annual report of visa issuance at the United States Foreign Service across […]

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Tourism: Kenyans to be issued with Visas Upon Arrival in South Africa

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Kenyans are among citizens from selected African countries that are set to be issued with Visas upon arrival in South Africa as the country revises its immigration policy. The review in Visa issuance is aimed at increasing intra-Africa travel and was announced by South Africa’s Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. Kenya and SA have in the past been embroiled in a […]

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Africa: The MoU on Cooperation in tourism will further boost growth between India and Tanzania says expert

Mohammed Hija, Acting High Commissioner, Tanzania High Commission, New Delhi, in an e-mail interaction with TravelBiz Monitor sheds light on the bilateral relations between the two countries, and shares statistics of Indian visitors to Tanzania. What are the kinds of visas issued by Tanzania Embassy to Indian nationals? Tanzania High Commission in New Delhi, has been authorised to issue Travel/Tourist […]

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Africa: Kenya Immigration identify and Target Nigerians for Immigration offenses with twitter

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More than 25 Nigerians have been arrested in Kenya for staying in the East African country longer than their visas permitted, the Kenya Immigration office has said. In a series of tweet to alert Kenyans on Nigerians flouting the immigration laws, the Kenyan immigration office said any foreigner seeking accommodation in the country must show valid documentations to be admitted. […]

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Africa for Africans through travel, trade

By Christopher Farai Charamba Richard Mullin once said: “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa . . . for he has so much to look forward to.” Over the past few years the global perception of Africa has been changing. The Africa rising narrative coupled with the positive growth rates in many […]

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