The Ministry of Transport has introduced a non pre-approval Visa on arrival to support ‘Beyond the Return’ project.
In a statement, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, the Transport Minister said the “Beyond the Return” initiative has attracted widespread interest among Africans in the Diaspora since the project’s inception.
Through the project, a large number of people have traveled to and /or relocated to Ghana in 2019 till date.
According to the statement issued by the Ministry of Transport, the policy will be effective from 22nd December, 2022 through to 15th January 2023.
“Beyond the Return” is a 10-year Project under the theme “A decade of African Renaissance (2020-2030)” and is built on 7 pillars. It is a follow-up to the successful 2019 Year of Return, Ghana which sought to connect Africans in the diaspora with their roots.
“Following consultation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ghana Immigration Service, and the Ghana Tourism Authority, approval has been given for passengers traveling to Ghana to opt for visa-on-arrival waiving the requirement for prior approval. This arrangement is effective from 22 December 2022 to 15 January 2023.
“Consequently, it would be appreciated if systems are updated to reflect this new arrangement and those responsible for checking-in passengers traveling to Ghana advised not to insist on entry visas prior to their boarding.