IGAD - Free Movement of Persons

The aims and objectives listed in article 7 of the Agreement Establishing IGAD, states that member States are to promote the free movement of goods, services, and persons as well as the establishment of residence. Nevertheless, IGAD does not have a protocol on free movement of persons.[1] Member States do, however, practice the free movement of persons in the region on a bilateral basis. Ethiopia and Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti, along with Kenya and Uganda, all have bilateral agreements in place to waive visa requirements. With the exception of a few member States, most offer visa-on-arrival for a period of 90 days to nationals of other IGAD member States.[2]

[1] Economic Commission for Africa, Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2016). Available from http://www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/PublicationFiles/aria7_eng_rev_....

[2] African Union, Status of integration in Africa IV (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013). Available from http://www.au.int/ar/sites/default/files/SIA%202013(latest)_En.pdf.