Rwanda announces plans to scrap visas

Rwanda has announced visa-free travel for Africans as the continent continues to open up freedom of movement for people.

President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, announced the new policy on Thursday 2nd November in the Rwandan capital of Kigali.

Recently, Africa has begun a momentous push to grow its economy through world trade and relaxed restrictions on import and export for Africans around the continent.

President Kagame pitched the potential for Africa to be a “unified tourism destination”, while speaking at the 23rd Global Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council.

“Any African, can get on a plane to Rwanda whenever they wish and they will not pay a thing to enter our country,” he said. “We should not lose sight of our own continental market. Africans are the future of global tourism, as our middle class continues to grow at a fast pace in the decades to come.”

With the economy evolving at a steady pace, Africa is on track to claim its place as a global powerhouse, through freedom of internal trade and the push for import/export with people from around the world.

Last week, in a similar policy, Kenya announced its plans to scrap visas for African citizens. 

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