Ghana and South Africa have agreed to implement a waiver for visa exemptions for ordinary passport holders.
The waiver spans a total period of 90 days each year and will take effect from November 1, 2023.
The South Africa High Commission in Accra issued a statement on Friday, October 13, 2023, to announce the new agreement.
“The High Commission of the Republic of South Africa has the honor to inform the Republic of Ghana that both governments agreed to implement the waiver for visa exemptions for ordinary passport holders for a cumulative period of 90 days per annum with effect from November 1, 2023.
Should 90 days be exhausted within the twelve-month period ordinary passport holders are required to apply for a visa to enter the Republic of South Africa,” it said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration also announced the agreement in a statement, adding that said travelers may “transit though, depart from and stay in the territory of both countries for a cumulative period of up to 90 days without recourse to work.”
The public is urged to take notice of the recent development.