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 exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following 20 countries and territories can visit Ghana for 90 days (unless otherwise stated):[3]

According to the Ghana High Commission in the United Kingdom nationals of Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zimbabwe are also exempt.[5]

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

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

Ghana signed a visa-waiver agreement for diplomatic, official and service passport holders with  Equatorial Guinea on 24 August 2017 and it is yet to be ratified.[6]

Visa on arrival[edit]

From 1 July 2016 citizens of the African Union (except Morocco) member states that are not visa exempt can obtain a 30 days maximum visa for Ghana upon arrival for fee $150.[7][8] 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.[9][10]

If special requirements are satisfied, the citizens of countries without diplomatic or consular mission of Ghana travelling on short notice may obtain a visa on arrival.[11]

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


Ghana plans to introduce e-Visas from 2018.[12]

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