Namibia puts plans in motion for visa-free travel

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Following a recent cabinet meeting, Namibia has begun to put plans in motion to scrap visa requirements for African passport holders.

According to Namibian newspaper, The New Era, Namibia will soon implement visas on arrival for residents of African countries requiring a visa at points of entry, before gradually doing away with visa requirements all together.

However, according to a report published by the newspaper, no deadline has been announced for the conclusion of the visa-free regime with all countries.

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya said while the country is ready to implement the diplomatic procedure, it is awaiting for some countries to finalise reciprocal arrangements with Namibia.

Current visa regulations allow citizens of specific countries and territories to travel to Namibia for tourism or business purposes for three months with an ordinary passport, and diplomatic and service passports without having to obtain a visa. All visitors must hold a passport valid for six months.

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