Kenyan President William Ruto has announced that visa requirements for all African visitors will be eliminated by the end of this year. The African Union has long advocated for visa-free travel within the continent, but progress has been slow. Currently, only Seychelles, The Gambia, and Benin allow entry to all African citizens without a visa. However, many African countries have been working towards simplifying entry procedures and reducing restrictions. President Ruto emphasized the negative impact of visa restrictions on businesses and travelers and declared Kenya’s commitment to change this. The announcement was made during a summit on rainforest conservation.