Zimbabwe and Zambia launch single tourist visa –
Zambia and Zimbabwe have started using a single tourist visa for both countries.
The neighbouring states, separated by the famous Victoria Falls, signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would allow the use of the multinational visa, known as the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, Kaza univisa.
Zambia’s Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo and Zimbabwe’s Ignatius Chombo signed the agreement in the border town of Livingstone.
Zambia was excited to launch the two-year Kaza Univisa that was expected to improve the movement of tourists and promote the sector in the two neighbouring countries, Mr Kampyongo said.
He said the agreement would promote Zambia and Zimbabwe as combined tourist destinations of choice.
Dr Chombo described the signing of MOU as historic because Zambia and Zimbabwe had taken the lead in the implementation of the Univisa in southern Africa.
Zambia and Zimbabwe piloted a one-year Univisa project which was launched in November 2014.