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ECOWAS Meets To Harmonize ECOVISA, Drivers’ License And Travel Documents

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is collaborating with the German Development Agency GIZ-AUBP to organize an experts meeting on the assessment of the implementation of the ECOWAS protocol on Free Movement.

The ECOWAS through its Directorate of Free Movement experts’ meeting runs from today, April 11-14, 2022 in Accra, Ghana following a study to assess the level of implementation of the Free Movement Protocol.

The Accra meeting brings together experts in border management and representatives of institutions in charge of issuing and controlling travel documents aimed at validating the study on the assessment of the ECOWAS protocol on the free movement of persons, including the ECOWAS National Biometric Identity Card (ENBIC), the ECOWAS passport, the proposed harmonized driving license as well as the modalities for harmonizing the procedures and processes for the ECOVISA.

The provisional findings on the information gathered from Member States as well as their feedback on the implementation of the tools will be presented to the experts for further deliberation aimed at updating the various documents to ensure ease of mobility across borders in the ECOWAS region.

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