Ethiopia has announced that effective from 9, November, 2018, nationals of all African countries will get visa upon arrival without prior application, as part of “Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s vision of a closer and full regional integration in Africa”
A statement by Fitsum Arega, Chief of Staff, in the Prime Minister’s Office, confirmed the development. Arega, posted on Twitter: “Consistent with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s vision of a closer and full regional integration in Africa—where minds are open to ideas and markets are open to trade, Ethiopia will start on arrival visa to all Africans starting from November 9, 2018. #Ethiopia @AfricanUnion”.
The policy will open up the east African country to African visitors, and it will undoubtedly ease the free movement of African nationals and boost tourism. The announcement is indeed laudable and demonstrates that African countries are beginning to act on the implementation of the African Union’s (AU) 2063 Agenda for “a continent with seamless borders” to help facilitate the free movement of African citizens.
SOURCE: This is Africa