Travel Requirements for Africa

Africa Travel Guide

Africa Travel

Thanks to the continent’s unparalleled wildlife and unique cultures, Africa has become a popular vacation destination. This Africa Travel Web Guide points you to resources for everything you’d want to know about travel on this continent. The sites within offer an introduction to Africa’s history and the daily life of its people, discuss transportation and accommodation options, and provide advice and opinions from those who have traveled to Africa in the past.

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Travel Requirements for Africa

When it comes to Africa, there is a lot you should know before you go. Learn about the practical details of travel and the customs to be mindful of once you are there. These sites teach you about visas, passports, racism, religious persecution, and health concerns, for example. Because every nation is different, you'll have to focus on the specific country or countries you plan to visit: Egypt and South Africa are considerably different from Sudan and Somalia. Below are links that are must-reads before you make any trip.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • The U.S. Department of State does not have a section of its Web site for Africa in general, but it does cover individual countries.  Link to the State Department, where you can search for visa policy or travel warnings in individual countries in Africa.
  • Obtaining a visa can take considerable time. Give yourself at least one or two months before your trip to complete the application process.
  • When exchanging money, it is recommended that you exchange a substantial amount. Banks may not always be open when you need cash, and banks in remote areas may not offer currency exchange.
  • You'll need a visa specific to most African countries to enter-call the embassy of whatever country you plan to visit to learn about specific requirements. 

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