The successful trail of the Zimbabwe and Zambia Uni-visa that took place during the period of November 2014 to December 2015 where travellers were issued a single visa for travel to both countries has led to the confirmation that the visa will remain permanently, as of December 2016. During the trial period, 50,000 Uni-visas, known as the Kavango Zambezi Transfontier Conservation Area uni-visa, or Kaza Uni-visa were issued.
“The original trial year was a major success and was embraced and supported by travel agents and tour operators across the world,” said Ross Kennedy, African Travel and Tourism Association chairman and Africa Albida Tourism chief executive.
The Uni-visa is valid for 30 days, provided that the bearers remain within Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Uni-visa will be made obtainable to travellers at all ports of entry as well as online.
This official launch is part of phase two of the initiative. Phase three is planned to include access to three more additional countries, namely Angola, Namibia and the aforementioned Botswana for 30 days.