Ghana Introduces Visa-On-Arrival Policy
The government of Ghana has announced a visa-on-arrival policy for persons travelling to the country as part of its “Beyond The Return” initiative.
This was communicated by the Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah in a letter to airlines on December 22, 2022.
The policy takes effect from December 22 to January 15, 2022.
The policy was instituted following consultations with the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, the Ghana Immigration Service, and the Ghana Tourism Authority for approval.
Under the policy, passengers travelling to Ghana can opt for a visa on arrival waiving the requirement for prior approval.
The Minister, therefore, asked airlines to update their systems to reflect the new arrangement.
The policy falls under the “Beyond the Return” initiative, a ten-year plan under the theme, “A decade of African Renaissance – 2020-2030”.
Beyond the Return is a follow-up to the “Year Of Return” initiative which was introduced in 2019 to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first recorded enslaved Africans in Jamestown Virginia in 1619.
“Year Of Return” also welcomed all people of African origin to return to Africa, especially Ghana.
“Beyond the Return”, the government says, will be built on 7 pillars including Experience Ghana, Invest in Ghana, Diaspora pathways to Ghana, Celebrate Ghana, Brand Ghana, Give back to Ghana and Promote Pan-African heritage and innovation.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini