Travelling across the globe has turned out to be a passion and at the same time a hobby for most people.
It brings about the feeling of exploration and satisfaction to an individual, especially when they explore the different cultures from different countries.
For a very long time, accessing a visa so as to be able to travel has been a difficult, tiresome and most discouraging thing, especially in African countries.
The procedures in place tend to make it more complicating instead of easing up the process.
A visa carries great importance to both the host country and the traveler. According to the International Trade Administration’s Office of Travel and Tourism, over 2.7 million U.S. citizens traveled internationally in January 2010.
Some African countries have joined a list of global giants in enhancing their visa acquisition electronically.
More than 15 African countries are currently offering electronic visas, up from 9 the previous year.
The top ten countries leading in visa openness in Africa include Seychelles, Uganda, Togo, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Ghana, Mauritania, Mozambique, Mauritius and Rwanda.
Ghana, on the other hand, has even gone to the extent of making it even more convenient to travelers.
It made the most significant progress whereby in 2016, the government announced that it would provide visas on arrival for citizens of every African Union (AU) member state while offering entirely visa-free travel to 17 African countries. Citizens of the Economic Community of West African States have been traveling to Ghana visa-free for a number of years.
The (AU) launched its continental passport with the goal of helping to realize the dream of visa-free travel for African citizens within their own continent by 2020.
This was meant to be a keystroke in boosting integration and free movement in Africa.