Travel within Africa is beset with hurdles; travellers face a myriad of obstacles from poor infrastructure to restrictive visa requirements. Visa requirements for most Africans travelling within the continent is, perhaps, the single most restrictive barrier to travel abroad. Irrespective of the African Union’s encouraging position on freedom of movement of people across the continent, its commitment evidenced by its launch of the AU passport, many African countries persist in subjecting foreigners who are African to severe restrictions to enter their territory. It is not uncommon for Europeans and Americans to be granted visas upon entry and African colleagues travelling with them to be denied entry. Africans face many challenges in not only entry but also with the possibility of residence and working in foreign African countries.
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