GHANA INTRODUCES VISA-ON-ARRIVAL FOR NATIONALS OF AFRICAN UNION MEMBER COUNTRIES

Ghana has introduced a visa-on-arrival scheme at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) here for all national of African Union (AU) member countries with which it does not have a visa-free agreement, says the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).

"All AU nationals affected by the policy who arrive in the country must have a passport, valid for at least three months from the date of entry; they must have a return ticket or evidence of onward travel; they must show evidence of sufficient funds and proof of accommodation before they are granted visas, the Head of Public Affairs of the GIS, Francis Palmdeti, said in a statement.

"All such visas would be issued for validity of 30 days; they would be subject to the provisions of Section 4 of the Immigration Act, 2000 (Act 573) which applies to all travelers entering Ghana."

The statement added that teh scheme was beig introduced in line with a directive in President John Dramani Mahama's State-of-the-nation's address in Parliament this year.

This arrangement will be implemented at the KIA for three months before it is extended to all other entry points of the country.

Source: Nam News Network

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