Zimbabwe Ranked 29th in UNWTO Visa Report

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The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has ranked Zimbabwe as one of the top 30 countries that have made major efforts to reduce travel restrictions and allow free movement of tourists in the past seven years.

In its 2015 Visa Openness Report released last week, the 157-member UNWTO, ranked Zimbabwe number 29 out of the top 54 member countries deemed to have made significant progress in relaxing tourist restrictions.

“Overall, 54 destinations significantly facilitated travel for citizens of 30 or more countries by changing their visa policies from visa required to eVisa, visa on arrival, or no visa required,” the UNWTO said.

“These 54 destinations took a total of 6 357 individual measures, presenting 86 percent of all improvements made between 2010 and 2015.

“This demonstrates that destinations, when reviewing their visa policies, tend to thoroughly review and introduce changes.”

According to the report, Zimbabwe implemented a total of 117 reforms that made it easy for tourists to visit the country during the period.

At number one was the island country of Niue with 195 reforms followed by Micronesia, Palau, Djibouti and the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan in the top five.

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has ranked Zimbabwe as one of the top 30 countries that have made major efforts to reduce travel restrictions and allow free movement of tourists in the past seven years.

In its 2015 Visa Openness Report released last week, the 157-member UNWTO, ranked Zimbabwe number 29 out of the top 54 member countries deemed to have made significant progress in relaxing tourist restrictions.

“Overall, 54 destinations significantly facilitated travel for citizens of 30 or more countries by changing their visa policies from visa required to eVisa, visa on arrival, or no visa required,” the UNWTO said.

“These 54 destinations took a total of 6 357 individual measures, presenting 86 percent of all improvements made between 2010 and 2015.

“This demonstrates that destinations, when reviewing their visa policies, tend to thoroughly review and introduce changes.”

According to the report, Zimbabwe implemented a total of 117 reforms that made it easy for tourists to visit the country during the period.

At number one was the island country of Niue with 195 reforms followed by Micronesia, Palau, Djibouti and the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan in the top five.

Source: AllAfrica