The Sentinel

The Most 'welcoming' countries of 2022

Dec 11, 2022
Luanda is the capital of Angola, one of 23 countries to have the world's most minimal visa restrictions, according to Arton Capital's Welcoming Countries Rank 2022.
On the Horn of Africa peninsula, Dijbouti is near some of the world's busiest shipping city. Tadjoura, pictured, is one of its oldest towns.
The Niger River begins in southeast Guinea and is the main river of West Africa.
By far the most popular tourist destination of the places topping the Welcoming Countries ranking, Maldives is an archipelagic state in the Indian Ocean.
Comoros is a volcanic archipelago in southeast Africa. The islands' Arabic heritage is seen in the Grand Mosque du Vendredi in the capital, Moroni.
This is the view from the rooftop of the Al Jazeera Hotel in Hargeisa, the Somali capital.
Jaen Street is one of the best preserved colonial streets in La Paz, the administrative capital of the South American country of Bolivia.
East Timor
The Southeast Asian nation of East Timor marked 20 years of restored independence in 2022.
Malawi is a landlocked country in Southern Africa and its main industry is agriculture.
Doha is the capital of Qatar, which is enjoying an influx of visitors thanks to the World Cup.
Jellyfish Lake, in Palau, is one of Micronesia's top attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Burundi, in East Africa, is the world's poorest country in terms of GDP per capita. Cibitoke, in northwest Burundi, is pictured.
Guinea-Bissau, on West Africa's Atlantic coast, is known for its national parks and wildlife. The capital, Bissau, is a port city.
Nigeria has, by some distance, the largest population in Africa. Lagos, pictured, is a key business hub on the continent.
The South Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu is one of the world's least visited countries -- and it's also at risk of being swamped by rising sea levels.