Visas to be issued on arrival for Africans travelling to Kenya

An announcement has been made by Kenya’s newly sworn-in President, Uhuru Kenyatta, confirming that all Africans travelling to the republic would be issued with visas on arrival.

President Kenyatta, who will serve his second term in office, makes the announcement as the continent draws closer to 2018; the year in which the pan-African passport had in recent years been reported to be introduced. This would allow travellers from across the continent to move between countries without securing a visa prior to travelling.

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The announcement was made in Kenyatta’s inauguration speech on 28 November…
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Visas to be issued on arrival for Africans travelling to Kenya

No plans to issue visas on arrival, says Nigerian government

Following recent reports that the Nigerian government had confirmed plans to offer visas to African travellers upon arrival in the west African country, the Nigerian minister of information and communications, Lai Mohammed, has said such plans were untrue, according to The Washington Post.

News of Nigeria’s apparent intention to issue visas on arrival first broke following a tweet by the African Union’s (AU) political affairs office on Friday.

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However, ABC News has reported that according to Ebba Kalondo, spokesperson for the AU chairperson, the AU is yet to receive details from Nigeria, with the news having been “announced verbally with…
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No plans to issue visas on arrival, says Nigerian government

Introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018 to increase travel

The new pan-African passport reported to be introduced in 2018 will allow travellers from across Africa to visit other countries on the continent without a visa. This, according to research by global travel technology provider Sabre Corporation, is expected to increase travel spend by 24%.

Travellers from were surveyed to gain insights into travelling in Africa in an effort to alleviate airlines of certain issues and capitalise on opportunities. The travellers surveyed had all flown within the past 24 months and shared that they would be willing to spend between $1,100 to $1,500 more on travel with the introduction of the…
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Introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018 to increase travel