Relaxing entry visa policies helps countries boost tourism | Visa

Relaxing entry visa policies helps countries boost tourism

Africa leads globally in arrivals growth since 2016.

Bar graph of arrivals per capita. Please see image description for more details.
Chart showing total arrivals per capita are lowest globally in Africa but have increased slightly there from .03 in 2016 to .036 in 2019, compared to .8 and 1 respectively in Europe, followed by N. America (.26 vs .27), the Middle East/CIS (.15 vs .17), Latin America/Caribbean (.09 vs. .1) and Asia Pacific (.07 vs. .08).
Chart showing growth of arrivals. Please see image description for more details.
Chart showing compound annual growth in arrivals between 2016 and 2019 is highest in Africa at 10%, followed by Europe (8%), Middle East/CIS (6%), AP and LAC (4%) and N. America (2%).
A map of Africa entry Visa policies. Please see image description below for more details.
Color coded map of Africa showing that most of the western, central and southern regions rely on traditional entry visas, while eastern Africa and the islands rely on visa on arrival policies.
Series of four pie charts sized according to relative arrivals in each region, starting with 3.8 mil. in West Africa. Please see image description for more details.
Series of four pie charts sized according to relative arrivals in each region, starting with 3.8 mil. in West Africa, 6.3 mil. in East Africa, 14.4 mil. in Southern Africa and 22.7 mil. in North Africa, while the pie slices correspond to the share of arrivals from their global origin regions, with the majority of arrivals in West, North and East Africa originating from Europe, and most arrivals in Southern Africa originating from within Africa.
Total arrivals growth year over year. See image description for more information.
Chart showing 2019 total arrivals growth in countries that changed their entry visa policies, with the highest being in Ethiopia at 29%, followed by Tunisia (27%), Ghana (23%), Egypt (22%) and Madagascar (18%), Uganda (17%), Cape Verde (16%), Kenya (16%), Cote D'lvoire (15%) and Nigeria (9%).
Africa's top destinations. Please see image description below for more details.
Map showing bubbles sized according to the relative arrivals of Africa's leading destination cities, with Marrakech, Johannesburg, Cairo, Hurghada, and Casablanca in the lead at year-end 2019, and Marrakech and Cairo leading the top-trending destinations.