Namibia has become the second country after Ghana to open it borders to all other African countries, without the stress of long and tedious visa procedures.
Namibia's Cabinet this week, in the spirit of Harambee and African unity, decided to exempt all visa requirements into Namibia for all African nationals holding diplomatic or official passports. According to the New Era, the decision was taken during a cabinet session on Tuesday. It takes immediate effect.
The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation has since been directed to transmit this decision to all Namibian embassies abroad for speedy implementation. During the meeting, President Hage Geingob reminded Cabinet about the critical role played, in the true Harambee spirit, by African brothers and sisters towards the liberation of Namibia.
“African nations offered refuge to our people, as they fled the brutality of the apartheid system,” Geingob said, adding that many young Namibians found shelter in fellow African countries, enabling them to continue with their education.
Ghana earlier this year also announced that it will begin to offer visas on arrival to citizens of all 54 African Union (AU) member states starting in July.