Dear Reader – please note that as of the 22nd of February 2016 the KAZA – UNIVISA is not available at the respective borders of both Zimbabwe and Zambia. The officials are currently awaiting the arrival of the new stock of Visa stickers which are expected to arrive in both Countries in early March 2016.
The official position remains as follows.
KAZA UNIVISA PROJECT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 7TH JANUARY 2016
We The Republics of Zambia and Zimbabwe, two Partner Countries of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA), participating in the pilot phase of the KAZA UNIVISA Project wish to advise our valued stakeholders of the following regarding the KAZA UNIVISA Project:
1. The Pilot Phase of the KAZA UNIVISA PROJECT which was launched on 28 November 2014 for an initial period of six months to 31 May 2015 and subsequently extended by the Ministers responsible for KAZA TFCA for a further six months to 31 December 2015 has come to an end.
2. While the Pilot Phase has come to an end, issuance of the UNIVISA will continue while Zambia and Zimbabwe address challenges faced during the pilot phase in preparation for inviting the other KAZA Partner Countries i.e. Angola, Botswana and Namibia to join the UNIVISA PROJECT as was directed by the Ministers responsible for KAZA TFCA.
3. The UNIVISA will continue to be issued in the same format as in the Pilot Phase and among the challenges to be addressed will result in the reduction of the time it takes to issue the visa.
4. We would like to inform our valued stakeholders and customers that, KAZA TFCA Partner Countries are desirous to easy movement of tourist across the five Partner Countries and increase tourist arrivals and length of stay in the region, therefore we would like to recognize stakeholder’s role in publicizing the KAZA UNIVISA.
5. We therefore wish to thank all our valued stakeholders and customers who participated in the Pilot Phase and call for your continued support to make the UNIVISA a reality first in the KAZA TFCA and subsequently in the SADC region.
07 JANUARY 2016