The Kingdom of Morocco was ranked 41st out of 54 countries in the Africa Visa Openness Index published by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank (AfDB), after obtaining a total score of 0.132 in 2021.
Morocco has gained five places in the current annual ranking, which has led to an improvement in its openness to African countries, which reached 17% in 2021, thus regaining the place it occupied in the 2016 and 2017 rankings.
The aforementioned report placed Rabat in 46th place in 2019 and 2020, while it was ranked 40th in 2018 and 41st in 2016 and 2017, according to the Africa Visa Openness Index.
Thus, 13% of citizens of African countries were able to enter the Kingdom of Morocco without obtaining a travel visa in 2021, while the rate was 11% in 2019 and 2020, is 17% in 2018.
The continental index thus measures the degree of openness of African countries to the issuance of visas by examining the eligibility conditions they impose on citizens of other African countries. As a result, the index tracks the country’s performance over time in order to show the ranking of countries that are improving laws on the free movement of people through the ” black continent “.
Based on the results of the continental index, the Kingdom ranked second in the North African region in terms of opening visas to Africans, followed * by Tunisia, ranked 25th according to the report, the Algeria is ranked 43rd and Egypt 45th.
Mauritania tops the Maghreb Union ranking with a total score of 0.830, followed by Tunisia with 0.415 point, followed by Morocco, which obtains a total of 0.132 points, and Algeria, which obtains 0.113 points. This year.
Benin, Seychelles and The Gambia are also ranked first among African countries in 2021, while Senegal is ranked second in Africa, followed by Ghana, Rwanda and Nigeria in fifth place, from Uganda to sixth, Guinea-Bissau in seventh and Cape Verde in eighth place.