Visa policy of Ghana

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Visitors to Ghana must obtain a visa from one of the Ghanaian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the countries or territories that are either visa exempt or whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival.[1][2]

Visa policy map[edit]

  Visa exempt
  Visa on arrival
  Visa required

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following countries and territories are not required to obtain a visa to enter Ghana, for a stay up to the duration listed below:[1][2]

90 days
60 days

Visa is also not required for holders of a Dual Nationality Card issued by Ghana. Pre-arranged visa may be picked up on arrival.[1]

Holders of diplomatic, official, or service passports issued to nationals of Brazil, China, Cuba, Germany, Iran, Namibia, South Africa and holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of Turkey do not require a visa for Ghana.

Ghana signed a visa-waiver agreement for diplomatic, official and service passport holders with  Equatorial Guinea[7] on 24 August 2017,  India[8] on 13 June 2016,  Saint Kitts and Nevis[9] in November 2018,  Venezuela[10] on 9 July 2018, with  Malta[11] in March 2019 and with  Angola[12] in August 2019 and they are yet to be ratified.

  •  Serbia and  Ghana signed an agreement of abolishing visas for diplomatic and service passports on July 8, 2022. [13]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Since 1 July 2016, all nationals of the African Union African Union that are neither visa-exempt nor eligible to obtain a gratis visa can instead obtain a regular visa valid for a maximum stay of 30 days upon arrival in Ghana, for a fee of US$150.[2][14][15] The arrangement would be piloted at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra for three months, and thereafter extended to all other entry points of the country.[16][17] However, Timatic does not list nationals of  Morocco as being eligible to obtain a visa on arrival.[1]

Nationals of  Egypt and  Rwanda can obtain a gratis visa free of charge upon arrival in Ghana. The gratis visa is valid for a maximum stay of 60 days.[2]

If special requirements are satisfied, citizens of countries without any diplomatic or consular mission of Ghana who are travelling on short notice may also obtain a visa on arrival.[18]

Visa is granted on arrival for holders of a copy of a pre-arranged approval from immigration.

As part of the Year of Return, Ghana 2019, all visitors to Ghana are able to obtain a visa on arrival during December 2019 and January 2020.[19]


Ghana plans to introduce e-Visas in 2019.[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Visa and passport". Timatic. International Air Transport Association through Emirates. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Welcome to Ghana Immigration Service". Ghana Immigration Service. Retrieved 8 July 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Ghana - Travel Page". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore). Retrieved 14 November 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ According to Timatic and the Ghana Immigration Service, the maximum stay is 60 days,[1][2] while according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, the maximum stay is 90 days.[3]
  5. ^ "Home | UNCTAD Investment Policy Hub". Retrieved Sep 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Ghana waives visa requirements for Rwandans". 24 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Ghana signs visa waiver agreement with Equatorial Guinea - News Ghana". 24 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Treaty Detail | Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India". Retrieved Sep 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Twitter". Retrieved Sep 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "Ghana, Venezuela Sign Travel Visa Exemption Agreement - Starr Fm". 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 9 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Ghana, Malta visa waiver for only diplomatic passports holders – Foreign Affairs Ministry". Retrieved Sep 22, 2019.
  12. ^ "Ghana, Angola waive Entry Visa Requirements". 9 August 2019. Retrieved Sep 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "Вишедеценијско искрено пријатељство Србије и Гане".
  14. ^ Ofori-Atta, Prince (15 July 2016). "Ghana scraps visas for African nationals - West Africa".
  15. ^ Boadu, Kwame Asare. "Ghana begins issuance of visas to Africans on arrival to mark Republic Day".
  16. ^ "AU Nationals to obtain visas on arrival". Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  17. ^ "Ghana starts visa-on-entry strategy for AU states - News Ghana". 9 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Welcome to Ghana Immigration Service". Archived from the original on 2019-11-18.
  19. ^ "Ghana grants visa-on-arrival for all travellers – OgeneAfrican". Archived from the original on 2019-12-22.
  20. ^ "Bawumia e-Visa Coming". Modern Ghana. Retrieved Sep 22, 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Ghana travel guide from Wikivoyage