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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