Ghanaians no longer need a visa to travel to south Africa.
This is because the South Africa Government has added Ghana to the list of its visa-free countries.
This was captured in a post on South Africa’s Home Affairs Twitter handle.
other countries that were added to the list of visa-free countries include Qatar, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Sao Tome and Principle.
A separate statement from the Home Affairs Ministry, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi said: ” Out of the 193 countries who are member states of the United Nations, the department has granted visa -free status to 175 countries.”
He said, out of the number 16 are in our[ African] continent and are SADC members and 59 are from all over the world .
Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi said they “will immediately enter into discussions with them about how a visa-free regime will work. We still have some homework to do for 3 countries whose combined populations make up close to 30% of the world’s population i.e. China, India and Nigeria, ” the statement added”
He explained, We do this by making life easier for our sister Departments such as Tourism to boost their tourism figures. Tourism will soar relax visa requirements for entry into South Africa. We know that Tourism is very important for Job creation.