Ghana Rolls Out Visa-On-Arrival for Inbound Travelers This Christmas

Kotoka International Airport

The Ghanaian government has waived the requirement for pre-arrival visa for visitors to the country from Thursday, December 22, 2022 to Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Passengers would prefer to obtain their visas upon arrival in the country.

Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, the Transport Minister, announced this in a press release on Thursday.

He claims that the move is part of the government’s “Beyond the Return” initiative.

“Following consultation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture, Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Tourism Authority, approval has been given for passengers travelling to Ghana to opt for visa-on-arrival waiving the requirement for prior approval.

It has thus urged airport authorities across the globe to honour the arrangement. 

“Consequently, it will be appreciated if systems are updated to reflect the new arrangement and all those responsible for checking-in passengers travelling to Ghana advised not to insist on entry visas prior to their boarding,” the statement concluded.

Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, the Transport Minister, announced this in a press release on Thursday.

He claims that the move is part of the government’s “Beyond the Return” initiative.

“Following consultation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture, Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Tourism Authority, approval has been given for passengers travelling to Ghana to opt for visa-on-arrival waiving the requirement for prior approval. 

It has thus urged airport authorities across the globe to honour the arrangement. 

“Consequently, it will be appreciated if systems are updated to reflect the new arrangement and all those responsible for checking-in passengers travelling to Ghana advised not to insist on entry visas prior to their boarding,” the statement concluded.

SOURCE: Myjoyonline.com

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