Located in West Africa, Ghana has visa-free, eVisa, and visa-on-arrival agreements with around 60 countries worldwide- visa-free travel is primarily reserved for citizens of neighboring countries.
As a result, the Ghanian passport is ranked as 80th in terms of freedom of movement according to the Henley Report.
Where Can Ghanaians Travel Without a Visa?
You can visit the following countries visa-free with a Ghanian passport:
|Belize||up to 6 months|
|Burkina Faso||90 days|
|Cape Verde||90 days|
|Co´te d'Ivoire||90 days|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||3 months|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||30 days|
|Sierra Leone||90 days|
|South Africa||90 days|
|Trinidad and Tobago||90 days|
When you travel to a visa-free country, you need to prepare the following documents:
eVisa Countries for Ghanian Citizens
If you are a citizen of Ghana, you have the option to apply for an eVisa when visiting any of the following countries:
|Antigua and Barbuda||90 days|
|Ethiopia||up to 90 days|
|Gabon||up to 6 months|
|Georgia||up to 3 months|
|Kyrgyzstan||up to 90 days|
|Sao Tome and Principe||30 days|
|South Sudan||up to 6 months|
You can get an electronic travel visa by applying online for your permit. First, you need to locate the embassy/consulate of the country you want to visit, and on their website, you can find the instructions on how to submit your e-visa application. For an eVisa, the complete process is done online, and you may also be required to submit the visa payment electronically.
Countries Where Ghanian Citizens Can Get a Visa on Arrival
You can get a visa on arrival if you want to visit one of the countries listed below with a Ghanian passport:
|Ethiopia||up to 90 days|
|Saint Lucia||6 weeks|
A visa on arrival is received at the airport after you arrive in your destination country. The border patrol authorities will provide you with the visa application form and information on paying the visa fee. You need to have your passport, travel insurance, proof of accommodation, financial means, and other supporting documents with you.
Visa Requirements for Ghanian Citizens
You can’t visit the countries listed below without applying for a visa if you hold a Ghanian passport:
|Argentina||Guyana||Papua New Guinea|
|Australia and territories||Hong Kong||Peru|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Japan||Serbia|
|Brunei||North Korea||Solomon Islands|
|Central African Republic||Latvia||Switzerland|
|Republic of the Congo||Luxembourg||Tonga|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Malawi||Tunisia|
|Cyprus||Mexico||United Arab Emirates|
|Czech Republic||Moldova||United Kingdom and Crown dependencies|
To get a valid visa for travel, then follow these steps:
- Step one: locate a visa office. The first step is to find a visa office or an official representative of your destination country in charge of issuing visas. This could be a consulate or embassy in Ghana or another administration authorized to issue visas.
- Step two: assemble the required documents. Once you know who is in charge of visas, you can prepare the required documents. The list of documents changes from country to country, and you will usually receive a complete list from the embassy/consulate. But, they generally ask you to provide the following:
- Step three: attend the visa interview. After your documents have been prepared, you have to make an appointment at the visa office to submit your application and attend a visa interview. Some embassies/consulate offices may ask you to pay the application fee the day of your interview, while others require you to pay the fee beforehand and provide proof of the payment- make sure you check with the visa office.
- Step four: get your visa. Once you submit your application, it will take a few months to process the visa request. Then if your visa is approved, you can continue with your travels.
Please keep in mind to stay only while your visa is valid; staying after your visa expires comes with severe consequences such as hefty fines, deportation, or visa refusal (in the future).