World Tourism: Africa leads with 9% growth

300 million. This is the record number of international tourist arrivals in July and August 2017, according to the World Tourism Barometer , recently published by the World Tourism Organization. According to this report, the Africa region - including Mauritius and Seychelles in particular - is ahead of all others, with a growth rate of 9%. In North Africa, the increase is 14%; while in sub-Saharan Africa, it stabilized at 5%.

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Rwanda removes visas

As of January 1, 2018, there will be no need for a visa to enter Rwanda. This country of Central Africa has become over the years as a pillar of the free movement of people and goods.

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Benin will upgrade to electronic visa in January 2018

Foreigners wishing to visit the Republic of Benin will soon be able to obtain their visa directly online. Visa applicants will have access to a digital platform developed for this purpose. Payment can be made directly online or at the borders.

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African Union Passport Launched during Opening of 27th AU Summit in Kigali

The Twenty seventh (27th) Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government kicked off on 17 July 2016 at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), Rwanda, with a strong call for unity and love for the continent. The opening ceremony was marked by a symbolic act of Pan-Africanism with the launch of the African Union (AU) passport aimed at facilitating the free movement of people on the continent.

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Visa-free travel in Africa remains far off

By 2063, according to the African Union’s (AU) rather long-range prediction, Africa will be “a continent of seamless borders”. People, capital, goods and services will flow freely from South Africa to Tunisia and from Senegal to Somalia.

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Ghana makes most progress in visa openness

The visa openness level is improving in Africa, which enables African citizens to travel more freely across the continent, according to the 2nd edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index.

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Rwanda Ranks Highly on Africa Visa Openness Index

You are about to set off on a trip to another African country. Suitcases are packed, accommodation is reserved, tickets have been booked, and passport is in hand. Everything has been taken care of and you can get on your way. But can you?

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Uganda, Rwanda & Kenya Among Africa’s top performers on visa openness

Featured on the Kenyan Wall Street. The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum has launched the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index which measures how open African countries are when it comes to visas by looking at what they ask of citizens from other African countries when they travel.

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Africans moved more freely in 2016, according to second Africa Visa Openness Index

The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum, launched on Friday, May 19, 2017, the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index, ahead of the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India.

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