Nigerians will now need a visa to visit Ghana thanks to a new visa policy implemented yesterday July 11.
Ghana has kickstarted their new visa policy, according to Francis Palmdeti, Head of Public Affairs of the Ghana Immigration Service all foreign nationals from the African Union (AU) member states will be issued visa on arrival when they travel to Ghana.
In a statement released yesterday [July 11] Palmdeti said,
All AU nationals affected by this 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. Travellers must show evidence of sufficient funds and proof of accommodation before they are granted visas.The new policy will kick off at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra for three months, and thereafter extended to all other entry points of the country.
Palmdeti says the visa-on-arrival decision by the Ghanaian government was in fulfilment of a resolution adopted at the AU Executive Council meeting held earlier this year in Addis Ababa.