South Africa Grants Visa-Free Status to Ghana
South Africa has granted a visa-free status to Western African country, Ghana. The South Africa Department of Home Affairs announced on earlier Wednesday that Ghana has been added to its list of countries that can travel visa-free.
Ghana is the latest country to be granted a visa-free status by the South African government.
South Africa's Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free.
South Africa announced in September 2018, that it was finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries including Ghana to allow travellers to enter the country without a visa.
According to the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, citizens of the seven countries are able to enter South Africa without a visa.
“Tourism will soar if we relax visa requirements for entry into South Africa. We know that Tourism is very important for job creation,” he said today at a briefing in South Africa.
“Out of the 193 countries who are member states of the United Nations, the Department has granted visa-free status to 75 countries. Of these 16 are in our continent and are SADC members and 59 are from all over the world.”