What is the change? Zambia and Angola have implemented a visa-free travel agreement.

What does the change mean? Zambian and Angolan nationals will be able to visit each other’s countries without first obtaining a visa. The arrangement allows tourists to stay in each country for up to 90 days in a 12-month period and allows business visitors to stay in each country for up to 30 days in a 12-month period.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate. The visa waiver took effect last week.
  • Visas/permits affected: Visa waiver/exemption.
  • Who is affected: Zambian and Angolan nationals traveling between the two countries.
  • Impact on processing times: The change will save individuals the time it takes to obtain a visa before travel.

Background: As BAL reported in May, the agreement was announced during Angolan President Joao Lourenco’s state visit to Zambia this spring. The two countries also announced several other agreements at that time to strengthen trade and development.

BAL Analysis: The visa waiver will significantly ease travel between Zambia and Angola for frequent travelers, including business visitors. Those with questions about what activities are permitted on the visa waiver should contact BAL.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group in Mozambique. For additional information, please contact africa@bal.com.

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