ETHIOPIA TO ALLOW VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR ALL AFRICANS

Following in the footsteps of Rwanda, which on 1 January 2017 began to issue visas on arrival to African travellers on arrival, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that the nation would also follow suite by allowing visa-free travel for travellers from the continent.

According to EWN, the announcement was made in Addis Ababa during a state banquet honouring Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

On 9 June, the landlocked country began issuing visas online. The online visa application service is open toapplicants from all nations.

In recent years, inter-African travel freedom has become increasingly high on the continental agenda, with bodies such as the Southern…
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ETHIOPIA TO ALLOW VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR ALL AFRICANS