Ghana and South Africa agree on borderless African travel
Ghana and South Africa have come to an agreement for visa waiver between them for ordinary passport holders.
In a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana dated today, 13th October 2023, they stated that
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to inform the general public that the Republic of Ghana and the Republic of South Africa have entered into an Agreement on a visa waiver regime for holders of ordinary passport.
BORDERLESS AFRICA: EFFECTIVE DATE
According to the release, the agreement takes effect from 1st November 2023.
Travellers may transit through, depart from, and stay in the territory of both countries for a cumulative period of up to ninety (90) days without recourse to work
The travelling public is thereby advised to take note of this development.”
In the other vein, the High Commission of South Africa has also released a press statement in effect to that.
The release reads:
“The High Commission of the Republic of South Africa has the honor to inform the Republic of Ghana that both Governments agreed to implement the waiver for visa exemption for ordinary passport holders for a cumulative period of ninety (90) days per annum, with effect from 01 November 2023.
“Should the ninety (90) days be exhausted within the twelve (12) month period, ordinary passport holders are required to apply for a visa to enter the Republic of South Africa.
For more information, contact the South African High Commission.”