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African countries can benefit from tapping into global trends on facilitating the freer movement of people by looking at visa openness solutions. This will help in reaching milestones set out in the African Union's Agenda 2063 including removing visa requirements across the continent by 2018 and the creation of an African passport.

Visa solutions

  • Visas on arrival for Africans
  • Visa-free regional blocs
  • Regional bloc visas
  • Multi-year visas after assessing applicant
  • Promoting positive reciprocity
  • Opening up on visas unilaterally
  • Simplifying the visa process: documents required, fees, processing time, online applications
  • Improving access to information: online and in different languages

Travel document solutions

  • Regional travel using regional passports or national identity cards
  • African passport for business people