In exciting news for travelers, South Africa is welcoming Ghanaians with open arms. Beginning November 1, 2023, those holding ‘ordinary’ passports will have the opportunity to visit South Africa for up to 90 days each year without the need for a visa.
This development follows South Africa’s 2018 pledge to establish visa waiver agreements with several nations, including Ghana. The South African High Commission in Ghana has now confirmed the implementation of the visa exemption, simplifying travel for ordinary passport holders.
The visa-free access is anticipated to catalyze tourism, facilitate business interactions, and encourage cultural exchanges between these two nations. It promises to bolster diplomatic relations, allowing for more accessible and flexible travel opportunities. As a result, stronger ties and increased cooperation are on the horizon, as South Africa and Ghana embark on this journey of mutual exploration.
This landmark agreement brings exciting prospects for both South Africa and Ghana, fostering connections and fostering understanding through easier access to one another’s rich cultures and diverse landscapes. It’s a significant step forward in the realm of international diplomacy, and a clear message that South Africa and Ghana are open for business, tourism, and meaningful exchange.
So, if you’ve been considering a journey to South Africa, now’s the perfect time to plan your adventure. Explore the scenic beauty, vibrant cultures, and warm hospitality of South Africa, all without the hassles of a visa application. South Africa is waiting to welcome you with open arms.
See press statement below.