Botswana has become the latest African nation to relax visa requirements in a bid to improve tourism and the ease of doing business in the country.
The Southern African nation will offer tourist visas on arrival effective November 24, the president announced.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who is expected to attend this weekend’s extraordinary African Union summit in Ethiopia, announced the new visa development on Thursday.
In an effort to improve the ease of doing business in Botswana,Botswana will offer TOURIST VISA at point of entry effective 24th November 2018. This announcement was made by HE, The President of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi at the HLCC meeting held today( 15-Nov-2018)— Business Botswana (@BusinesssBotsPR) 15 novembre 2018
The government is yet to share further details.
A Visa-free Africa?
While the African Union (AU) set a 2018 deadline for the removal of visa requirements for all African citizens in all African countries, a recent AU report found that Africans can travel without a visa to just 22% of other African countries.READ MORE: A visa-free Africa still facing hurdles
Rwanda, Benin and recently Ethiopia, are some of the African nations that relaxed visa requirements for all African citizens this year.
Ethiopia’s visa-on-arrival for all Africans starts November 9 https://t.co/nuTX3KfQ5u— africanews (@africanews) October 26, 2018