Mozambique to introduce single visa for tourists

23 April 2010

Blantyre, Malawi, 23 April – Mozambique is to be the first country in the Southern Africa Development community (SADC) to introduce the Univisa, the single visa for tourists, the permanenet secretary of the Mozambican Tourism Ministry said in Blantyre.

Fernanda Matsinha said that it was a pilot scheme that would cover, along with Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.

Matsinha also said that the promoters of the initiative planned to introduce the Univisa by next June at the latest, on order to attract tourism to the region as part of the hosting of the 2010 Soccer World Cup, in South Africa.

Currently the company that will design the software and all the technical aspects of producing a secure and computerised visa is being chosen.

The Univisa will allow tourists from Europe and the United States to travel with a single visa in the region, making it easier to enter and leave each one of the countries. (macauhub)