Angolan parliament approves agreement for mutual visa exemption with Namibia

7 February 2007

Luanda, Angola, 7 Feb – The Angolan parliament Tuesday approved the agreement signed between the governments of Angola and Namibia for visa exemption for citizens traveling between the two countries, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

The agreement covers visa exemption for diplomatic, service and ordinary passports of Angolan and Namibian citizens travelling to each others’ country

The Foreign Relations minister, João Bernardo de Miranda, explained in parliament that visa exemption would only apply to stays of up to 30 days.

In the same parliamentary session members approved the agreement between Angola and Namibia about the official designation and opening of border posts and entry/crossing points, for free circulation of people and goods along their shared border.

This document makes it possible for citizens of both countries living along the border to enter each others’ territory up to 60 kilometers from the border without strict immigration formalities. (macauhub)