Ethiopia has announced that it will be allowing all African travelers to the country without requesting for visa.
The policy was announced on Monday in Parliament by the country’s President Mulatu Teshome.
Teshome says the policy will come into force from the 2018/19 fiscal year, Fana reports.
He was addressing a joint session of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) and the House of Federation (HoF).
President Mulatu says Ethiopia will begin giving visas on arrival for African travelers this fiscal year (2018/19).
This move is seen as very significant as many Africans still struggle to travel across their borders.
The African Union requires that member countries scrap visa requirements for all African citizens by 2018.
A recent report from the continental body revealed that Africans can only travel without a visa to just 22% of other African countries.
Seychelles is the only nation where visa-free travel is open to all Africans.