By Riches Soberekon
Angola has recently implemented a resolution allowing visa-free entry for nationals from over 90 countries.
The move aims to boost tourism and open up Angola’s borders to visitors.
The resolution, contained in Presidential Decree Number 189/23 of 29 September, 2023, permits a 90-day stay for eligible travelers.
Among the 90 countries, 14 African nations are included in the visa-free entry list. These countries are Tanzania, Eswatini, Morocco, Lesotho, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea, Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles, Cape Verde, and Algeria.
It’s worth noting that South Africans have enjoyed visa-free access to Angola since December 1, 2017, thanks to a visa-abolition agreement between the two nations.
While only five African countries currently offer visa-free access or visas on arrival to citizens of all African countries (Seychelles, Mozambique, Rwanda, Comoros, and Madagascar), Angola’s decision to allow visa-free entry for nationals from a wide range of countries is a significant step towards promoting tourism and fostering international connections.
Angola, as the second-largest oil producer in Africa, recognizes the importance of attracting visitors and boosting its tourism sector.
By providing visa-free access, the country is opening its doors to travelers from around the world, creating opportunities for cultural exchange, economic growth, and increased cooperation.
This progressive move by Angola aligns with the broader trend of countries in Africa adopting more open visa policies to facilitate travel and promote regional integration.
It’s an exciting development that will hopefully contribute to the growth and development of Angola’s tourism industry, showcasing the country’s rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and economic potential.