If you have an African passport, you already know the hassle of applying for visas to travel almost everywhere. While dreams of a borderless Africa are still far away, some governments are already taking steps to insure smoother travels for africans to their african neighbours. Regional blocks like ECOWAS and SADC allow for relatively free moments for member nation passport holders. To make your life easier, we at Visiter l’Afrique have decided to compile a list of all the African countries with visa free entry or offer visas upon arrival. Click on the countries to find our articles about these destinations, dust off your passports and take those vacation days!

 

Voodoo practitioners wait for the dancing to begin at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue, near Cotonou, Benin - David Stanley

Voodoo practitioners wait for the dancing to begin at Ganvie village on Lake Nokoue, near Cotonou, Benin – David Stanley

Benin

Visa free access: Yes – All African countries

Visa on arrival: –

E-visa: –

Regional bloc: ECOWAS

 

Cape Verde

Visa free access: Yes – Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Visa on arrival: Yes – All other African nations except Morocco

E-visa: –

Regional bloc: ECOWAS

 

Comoros

Visa free access: –

Visa on arrival: Yes – All African countries

E-visa: –

Regional bloc: COMESA, EAC, Indian Ocean Commission

 

Djibouti

Visa free access: –

Visa on arrival:Yes – All African countries

E-visa: –

Regional bloc: COMESA

 

Ghana

Visa free access: Yes – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Togo

Visa on arrival: Yes – All other African countries

E-visa: yes

Regional bloc: ECOWAS

 

Guinea-bissau

Visa free access: Yes – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Visa on arrival: Yes – All other african countries

E-visa: Yes

Regional bloc: ECOWAS

 

villages of Madagascar - Mariusz Kluzniak

villages of Madagascar – Mariusz Kluzniak

Madagascar

Visa free access: –

Visa on arrival: Yes – All African countries

E-visa: –

Regional bloc: COMESA, EAC, Indian Ocean Commission

 

Mauritania

Visa free access: Yes – Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia

Visa on arrival: Yes – All other African countries

E-visa: No

Regional bloc: –

 

Mauritius

Visa free access: Yes – Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chad, Republic of the Congo R Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Visa on arrival: Yes – All other African countries with the exception of  Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. Passport holders of theses countries must apply for visas before hand.

E-visa: No

Regional bloc: –

Mozambique

Visa free access: Yes – Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Visa on arrival: Yes – All other African countries

E-visa: No

Regional bloc: SADC

 

Rwanda

Visa free access: Yes – Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritius

Visa on arrival: Yes – All other African countries

E-visa: Yes

Regional bloc: COMESA, EAC

 

Seychelles

Visa free access: Yes – All African countries

Visa on arrival: –

E-visa: –

Regional bloc: SADC

 

Bahai Temple, Kampala, Uganda - Phil Songa

Bahai Temple, Kampala, Uganda – Phil Songa

Somalia

Visa free access: –

Visa on arrival: Yes – All African countries

E-visa: –

Regional bloc: –

 

Togo

Visa free access: Yes – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone

Visa on arrival: Yes – All other African countries

E-visa: No

Regional bloc: ECOWAS

 

Uganda

Visa free access: Yes – Angola, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Visa on arrival: Yes – All other African countries

E-visa: Yes

Regional bloc: EAC and COMESA

 

Lets hope this list grows exponentially in our life time! Please note that this list applies for tourist visas and stays can last from 30 to 90 days, enough time to plan amazing trips!