Top 10 African Countries Most Closed for African Visitors
Africa is experiencing a promising evolution so that its inhabitants can move from one country to another without having visa problems. This promotes economic growth, cultural exchanges and regional cooperation.
A week ago, Kenyan President William Ruto announced that his country would end visa requirements for all African visitors by 2024.
"By the end of this year, no African will need a visa to enter Kenya. The time has come to understand the importance of doing trade between us," he said.
On November 2, Rwandan
President Paul Kagame introduced visa exemption for all Africans.
"Any African can get on a plane to Rwanda whenever they want, and they will not pay anything to enter our country," said Kagame.
Rwanda joined Seychelles
, Gambia and Benin as the only African countries to grant visa-free entry to all African citizens.
Several African countries have also entered into bilateral agreements for visa-free travel, most notably Ghana and South Africa, as well as Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Despite these gradual changes, it must be recognized that traveling to Africa can still be difficult due to different visa requirements and bureaucratic obstacles in some countries.
Top 10 Countries With Most Rigorous Regulations
The Africa Visa Openness Index, which measures the degree of openness of African countries to visitors from other African countries, shows that things have improved, but some countries are not following this trend.
These countries are still slow to adopt visa-friendly policies, making it difficult for Africans to enter and leave their territories.
Getting a visa is quite problematic in Libya, Equatorial Guinea and Sudan. The five countries with the strictest visa requirements also include Eritrea and South Sudan.
Egypt, Algeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Morocco
and Cameroon are the other five countries in the top 10.