The world is beautiful canvas of many beautiful places to explore. The depth of love you have for your current location could fast diminish when you take a scoot trip to an unknown destination. So many times we often feel comfortable in our countries thinking we have the very best of everything but beauty actually lies in traveling.
If you are a proud owner of a Ghanaian passport like myself then your dreams of traveling to discover new places and cultures could be endless as we approach the festive seasons.
We’re packing bags and boots to see some of the many beautiful places in the world.
For many travelers who want to visit other countries, a visa is one of the important travel stamps you will need to proceed. But regardless of how tedious acquiring a visa can be, there are a lot of countries that do not require a visa for Ghanaian citizens and you can visit these places without undergoing the stressful procedure of acquiring a visa.
Technologies has also made it easier, some countries reduces the stress of visa processing with their e-visa systems.
While you may need an international passport to travel without a visa, there are many other countries that can issue you a low-cost visa on your arrival at the airport of that country.
To visit any country listed below, I advise you to contact the embassy of your destination country to check the regulation once again before you proceed to book your tickets and hotel as their regulations can be changed periodically. You do this to prevent money lost in ticketing purchase. Due diligence is a must for every traveler.
Visa-free countries for Ghanaian citizens in Africa
A number of African countries have loyal travel policies and are visa-free for other countries including Ghana. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) members give Ghanaian passport holders the luxury to travel for 90-days without visa in member-state countries.
Check below the list of African countries which visa is not required and that which a visa is not required for 30 days. Also the list covers countries where visa is not required for 90 days as well as those countries that visa can be obtained on arrival.
Visa is not required
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Sierra Leone
Visa is not required for 30 days
Visa is not required for 90 days
- The Gambia
Visa can be obtained on arrival
Countries to visit with an Electronic Entry Visa
The Electronic Visa (e-Visa) has emerged as one of the most innovative services in recent years which were implemented in the area of freedom of movement and people-to-people contacts.
E-Visa allows the management of the visa application process to take place entirely in a virtual environment. Some countries are fast embracing this technology to reduce the stress their embassies go through. You can register, apply, and get a visa online using official website of the embassy. Some of these countries are:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- New Zealand
If you’re looking to explore more outside Africa this festive season check out our top 10 destination for 2018. The list below has all the visa-free countries to Ghana passport holders in the rest of the continents.
- Maldives (Country in South Asia, Visa on Arrival for 30 days)
- Barbados (Country in the Caribbean, Visa free for 6 months)
- Singapore (Country in Asia, visa not required for 30 days)
- Bolivia (Country in South America, Visa on Arrival for 90 days)
- Saint Lucia (Country in the Caribbean, Visa not required for 6 weeks)
- Jamaica (Country in the Caribbean, Visa not Required)
- Grenada (Visa not required for 3 months)
- Dominica (Country in the Caribbean, Visa free for 6 months)
- Cambodia (Country in Asia, Visa on Arrival for 30 days)
- Micronesia(Country in Oceania, Visa not Required for 30 days)
Please do not forget to double check all the requirements of the country of your destination. We wish you the happiest and trouble-free traveling during the holiday.