Zimbabwe and Zambia will this month introduce a joint travel visa to ensure international tourists visit both countries without immigration hassles, state media reported Sunday.According to the Sunday News, the Kavango Zambezi (Kaza) universal visa (UNIVISA) would be launched in Victoria Falls on November 28 as part of measures to facilitate tourist arrivals and increase revenue.
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Quoting Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi, the paper said the proposed UNIVISA is expected to benefit tourists from 40 countries.
“The UNIVISA project is being pursued by Zimbabwe and Zambia and it is being funded by the World Bank,” Mzembi is quoted as saying.
Under the new system, tourists would acquire visas at ports of entry for US$50 each.
The visas would be valid for 30 days and would allow holders to tour Zimbabwe and Zambia without restriction.
The arrangement is expected to be expanded to include Namibia, Botswana and Angola following a six-month pilot phase.
Presently, tourists have to secure separate visas to enable them to enter Zimbabwe and Zambia and are subjected to conventional immigration procedures.
Source: Zimbabwe, Zambia to launch UNIVISA project on November 28 (09/11/14)