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Angola To Begin Issuing Visa on Arrival to Citizens from 61 Countries

Angola To Begin Issuing Visa on Arrival to Citizens from 61 Countries

Angola will be granting citizens from 61 countries travelling to the southern African nation visas on arrival, state-owned media confirmed Tuesday.

According to Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA) the visitors will only need to submit their accommodation and subsistence means to get the tourism visa in Luanda.

Visitors will also be required to have an international certificate of vaccination, a return ticket and a valid passport for the granting of the 30 days visa.

The beneficiary countries include the 28- European Union states and the Portuguese-speaking countries bloc.

Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Singapore will also benefit from the new Angola visa rule.

Other beneficiary countries from Africa include Algeria, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zambia.

The European states of Northern Ireland, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, the UK, Russia, Switzerland and Vatican City will also benefit from the new Luanda visa rule

American beneficiaries of the visa simplification process are Argentina, Canada, Chile, Cuba, the US, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The Asian beneficiaries are China, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, India, Indonesia, Israel and Japan.

The nationals of Australia, New Zealand and Timor-Leste will also be granted the Angolan visa on arrival.

The presidential decree will come into force from March 30, the RNA added.

An invitation letter, which will no longer be a condition for visa application, was affecting the tourism industry stopping many tourists wishing to visit Angola.

The Angolan government says that the tourism sector will create one million jobs by 2020.

Angola’s tourism industry is relatively young and mainly private majorly because the country was destroyed during the post-colonial civil war, which ended in 2002.

The development and expansion of the tourism industry is set to diversify the country’s economy.