December 10th, 2012
Deviating from the norm among African states, Rwanda just declared that from January 1, 2013 all African nationals will be issued a visa on arrival, sparing them the often cumbersome process of having to apply weeks in advance, eTN reports.
Rwanda's immigration is one of the most technologically advanced in Africa, using biometric data and fingerprinting to allow returning Rwandans back home without having their passport stamped, simply by swiping the read section of the passport through a scanner and confirming the identity with an electronic fingerprint.
Other nationals can get their visa online, equally making the process easy and in large part supporting the growth of visitor arrivals.
This development is only trumped in Africa by the Seychelles, which requires no visa at all.