Do I need a visa to enter an African country?

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Do I need a visa to enter an African country?

Entry to most African countries requires a visa. In some cases it can be very simple to get a visa (depending on your nationality) and you will only need to fill out a couple of forms and pay a fee upon arrival at the airport in country. However, there are some countries that require pre-arranged visas before you even enter the country.

To find out if you need to pre-arrange a visa for your trip, look up the closest embassy of the country you will travel to. Most embassy websites detail the visa requirements and processes for entry into their country. However, visa requirements are constantly changing, so it is always advisable to double-check with the appropriate embassies even if you have already visited that country.

Make sure to look into the visa process a couple of months before you are scheduled to depart, as pre-arranged visas often require that you mail your passport to an embassy if you are not able to go in person. You should also note that the one requirement that applies across the entire continent is that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter the country. The website offers helpful advice about visa requirements but make sure to confirm the information with an embassy!