Zambia Immigration Department has taken an initiative to begin implementing electronic visa application, which will help in attracting several tourists to the country.
According to Felix Chaila, the managing director of Zambia Tourism Board, most countries in Southern Africa, which were using the online visa application system, were attracting many tourists therefore the Immigration Department decision was timely because it would promote the tourism sector.
Chaila further said in an interview in Livingstone that the introduction of the online visa application would make easy the processing of visas for individuals hoping to visit Zambia.
“The Immigration Department has already begun implementing the online visa application and we praise that move,” stated tourism stakeholders.
“Persons coming from abroad can apply for a visiting visa by downloading it from the site. The procedures can either be carried out in advance of arrival by mailing the forms to the suitable Zambian Mission or have their fee and data ready when reaching the entrance,” said the Zambia Immigration Department website.