Sunday, March 13, 2016

towards a visa free Africa

Nationals from African countries complain loudly about the humiliations they go through to get visas for Europe and the United States but the process for African visas is often just as frustrating. Anyone who has tried to cross borders on the African continent will have experienced the difficulties with travelling in Africa. Air fares cost more than anywhere else and few roads or railways connect the countries to each other. The immigration and police check points turn the journeys into veritable obstacle courses. We no longer have to go through Europe to fly to each other's countries, but flight connections are so few and so random, you are tempted to resort to the old routes through Europe to go to the country next door. However, this is nothing compared to the hassle one has to go through to get visas for another African country.

Ghana's is now introducing new visa-on-arrival policy for citizens of African Unity member states from July,

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