The exemption agreement on ordinary visas between Angola and Mozambique is to come into effect on 15 February, the spokeswoman for the Mozambican National Migration Service, Cira Fernandes announced on Thursday in Maputo.
Signed in November 2017 during a visit by the Mozambican Interior Minister, Jaime Basílio Monteiro, to Angola, the agreement allows nationals from each country to enter the other without a visa, for periods of less than 30 days, for tourism, holidays, family visits, private business or in transit.
Fernandes said the agreement intends to foster bilateral trade relations and the free movement of people and added that after 30 days the beneficiary can only extend their stay once, exceptionally, and for duly substantiated reasons.
Fernandes noted that this agreement and visa waiver does not extend to citizens wishing to work, study or settle in either of the two countries. (macauhub)