UniVisa generates over US$200  000 in revenue

by Sunday News Online | Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 | 1032 views

Roberta Katunga, Senior Business Reporter
THE Kavango-Zambezi UniVisa between Zimbabwe and Zambia has generated over US$200 000 in revenue in the past three months, an official has said.

Immigration Department principal director Mr Clemence Masango said a total of $213 900 was generated from 4 278 stickers bought from four entry points that include Harare International Airport, Victoria Falls airport, Kazungula and Victoria Falls land border as from 21 December 2016.

Mr Masango however, said Zimbabwe and Zambia, the two partner countries will not be supported beyond the 50 000 stocks of visa stickers delivered in 2016.

“KAZA TFCA (Transfrontier Conservation Area) countries must now take full ownership and responsibility over this programme if it is to be a success and a permanent feature in the facilitation of tourism and marketing of our products and destination,” said Mr Masango.

He urged the tourism and hospitality industry to play a more active role in supporting the programme.

Mr Masango revealed that through the Kaza secretariat, plans were underway to invite other countries in the region, Angola, Botswana and Namibia, to join the programme.

“This time, 65 countries are participating, from 40 that we started with in 2014. These are countries whose nationals are entitled to visa on arrival in both Zambia and Zimbabwe,” he said.

 

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