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Do you need a visa to travel to Ghana?

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Apart from nationals of ECOWAS member states, most nationalities need a visa when travelling to Ghana. ECOWAS member states allow citizens to move freely within the region without a visa for a period not more than 90 days.

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Bilateral Visa-Free Agreement

Aside from ECOWAS states, here is a list of other countries whose citizens can travel to Ghana without a visa due to a bilateral visa-free agreement reached by Ghana and those countries.

Countries whose nationals don’t require a visa to visit Ghana

  1. Singapore
  2. Trinidad and Tobago
  3. Jamaica
  4. Jamaica
  5. Lesotho
  6. Zimbabwe
  7. Tanzania
  8. Uganda
  9. Swaziland
  10. Kenya

Ghana Visa Requirement

Passport Requirements

To attain a Ghanaian visa, the visitor must have an original, signed passport, which is valid for at least 6 months. The passport must have at least one blank page available for Ghana visa stamp.

Ghana Visa Application Form

Visitors are expected to fill out a visa form. Minors applying for Ghana visa must have both giving consents on the form.

Photo Requirement

The standard photo requirement when filling a Ghana visa application form is two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.  One photograph must be fixed to each Ghana visa application in the upper right-hand corner by staple or glue.

Letter of Invitation

When applying for a Ghana visa in most countries especially the state of New York in the United States of America, a letter of invitation from your host in Ghana would be required before a visa is granted. The invitation letter must have the full residential address and telephone number as well as a copy of the hosts Ghanaian ID, Passport or Ghana Visa.

Proof of Travel Arrangements

One must be able to prove that they have already made to a significant extent all their travel arrangements. This must include a computer-generated flight itinerary indicating when they intend to enter and leave Ghana.

Hotel Confirmation

To prevent the situation of people coming to just wander on the Streets of Ghana without a decent place of abode, a traveller must provide a hotel confirmation.

Medical Requirements

All persons entering Ghana are required to have a valid certificate of immunization against yellow fever. The vaccination should be made at least 10 days prior to entry and should be renewed every 10 years.

Ghana Visa Fees

Single Entry Visa (must be used within 3 months from date of issue): $60
Multiple Entry Visa: $100
Single Expedited Visa: $100
Multiple Visa Expedited: $200



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Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.

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