African Union Issues Pan African E-Passports

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Travel and tourism within Africa may become easier soon, at least for some. Currently, holders of an African passport require visas to visit at least 30 countries on the continent.

The African Union is seeking to change this with the launch of a pan-African e-passport. African heads of state and top African Union (AU) officials will be the first to receive this new travel document.

The plan is to issue the passport to all eligible Africans in the next three years.