The governments of Ghana and South Africa have signed a visa waiver agreement for holders of ordinary passports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana and the South African Embassy announced via separate press releases.
The agreement takes effect on November 1, 2023, and will allow travellers from both countries to transit through, depart from, and stay in the territory of the other country for a cumulative period of up to 90 days without a visa, as long as they are not working.
This is a significant development for both countries, as it will make it easier and more affordable for people to travel and do business between them.
It is also a sign of the growing friendship and cooperation between Ghana and South Africa.
Travelers are advised to check with their airline or embassy for more information on the requirements for entering Ghana or South Africa under the new visa waiver agreement.
South Africa has been cutting down visa restrictions with African countries which previously required travellers to provide proof of sufficient funds and return flight tickets.
In January, it signed an agreement with Kenya for Kenyans to be able to visit the country visa-free for up to 90 days in a calendar year.