Tanzania bans Nigeria, Ethiopia, Djibouti, from visa on arrival — Quartz Africa


It was a continental gathering meant to connect and improve Africa’s tech ecosystem. But as organizers of the AfriLabs Gathering arrived in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam two days before the conference began on Oct. 11, they were faced with a hitch: new visa rules that would stop participants from specific African countries from attendance.

Tanzania has a visa on arrival policy for many African states, but recently changed rules for some nations. These include citizens from Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Nigeria, who previously didn’t have to apply for visas but now have to do so at least three months before their visit.

AfriLabs, which supports 123 innovation centers across 34 African countries, said the issue was “a cause for concern especially for travelers that have been turned back at…

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