Visa-free travel ‘key to African tourism’

In a statement released ahead of the launch of its first-ever “Africa Visa Openness Index” the African Development Bank (AfDB) said the stringent inter-state visa regulations were hampering African travel to African countries and had adverse impacts on the continent's economic growth and development.

“Africa remains largely closed off to African travellers. On average Africans need visas to travel to 55 percent of other African countries, can get visas on arrival in only 25 percent of other countries and don't need a visa to travel to just 20 percent of other countries on the continent,” said Moono Mupotola, the Director for the New Economic Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), Regional Integration and Trade at AfDB. Read More

Source: IOL