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by Bridget Boakye, at 07:22 am, May 23, 2018, Culture

Africans cannot visit these countries in the continent without a visa

The issue of travelling as an African through the African continent is pressing for many. Seychelles is the only African country that requires no visa for all African nationals; and a number of African countries have removed visa entry requirements and fees for a number of African nationals.

Among Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), citizens of its 15-member countries including Benin, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Togo, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Nigeria can travel without visa across ECOWAS states.

In Southern Africa, there is a common tourist visa between Zambia and Zimbabwe called the KAZA Kavango Zambezi. Visitors who apply for this visa can visit both countries including trips to Botswana.

The East African Community (EAC) also has a reciprocal visa agreement between its member countries, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Still, many countries maintain strict border controls for African nationals. Read further to find out the worst 34 countries on the African Visa Openness Index 2017 as determined by the African Development Bank Group and the African Union.

World Atlas, Algeria

Algeria

Bie’ Fauna & Flora Angola, EasyvoyageUK

Angola

Okavango Delta, Botswana, Placestovisit

Botswana

Karera Falls, Burundi, Pinterest

Burundi 

Cameroon, Anadolu Agency

Cameroon 

Central African Republic Forest, Pinterest

Central African Republic (CAR)

Zakouma National Park, Chad, Zambezi Safari

Chad

Brazzaville, The Republic of Congo, African Business Central

Republic of the Congo

DRC, Pintrest

Democratic Republic of the Congo 

Giza Pyramids, Egypt, Wikipedia

Egypt

Torre de Independence Bata, Equitorial Guinea, Bradt Travel Guides

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea, Sites at Penn State

Eritrea

Eswatini, Twitter

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

Ethiopia, Destination Trips

Ethiopia

Libreville, Gabon, Udgtv

Gabon

Fouta djallon waterfalls, Guinea, Pintrest

Guinea

Lesotho, Roof of Africa

Lesotho

Monrovia, Liberia, mediaguinee.org

Liberia

Leptis Magna, Libya, EasyvoyageUK

Libya

Mud Mosque Djenne, Mali, AFKTravel

Mali

Morocco, Morocco Travel Land

Morocco

Namibia, Namibia Tours & Safaris

Namibia

Traditional architecture in Maraadi region, Niger, Wondermondo

Niger

Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe

Tokeh, Sierra Leone, Tailormade Africa

Sierra Leone

Robben Island, South Africa, How to South Africa

South Africa

South Sudan, Brown and Hudson

South Sudan

Dongola, South Sudan, Yara Travel Tourism

Sudan

Tunisia, Ainsley about the world

Tunisia

Western Sahara, World Travel Guide

Western Sahara

Zambia: Global Food Security & Health, Ole Miss

Zambia

Harare, Zimbabwe, World Atlas

Zimbabwe 

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