Why It’s Difficult For African Travelers To Visit Other African Countries

From the outside looking in, it may appear to many that African travelers who would like to visit neighboring African nations can do so easily. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.


An article published by BBC News dove into the reasons behind the difficulty of intra-African travel and it’s quite the eye opener. According to the story, the majority of African travelers from countries all across the continent must obtain visas if they would like to visit another African country. The African Union (AU) was actually supposed to terminate the need for these visas in 2018. But that didn’t happen. Many African countries, South Africa for example, have even strengthened their travel regulations for other African travelers who want to come, while European travelers can visit South…

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