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Visa Policy for Ghana
The visa policy of Ghana determines the requirements and restrictions for nationals of all other countries who are planning a trip to Ghana.
Ghana visa law states that there are a few different types of visa that allow travelers to enter the country. The type of visa a visitor to Ghana needs will depend on their nationality, the amount of time they intend to spend, and the purpose of the visit.
Citizens of the majority of countries in Africa, as well as some Caribbean territories, can travel to Ghana without a visa or with a visa on arrival, which may be obtained from a border entry checkpoint in the country.
The period of time a visa-exempt foreign citizen can spend in the country depends on their nationality and ranges from 60 to 90 days.
At the moment, citizens from almost every country outside of Africa must apply for a visa at the nearest Ghanaian diplomatic mission before departure, which will allow them different lengths of stay and purposes depending on their needs. An embassy travel document may be issued as either a tourist visa, work visa, student visa, or business visa, among others.
The Ghanaian government has also announced the upcoming launch of the Ghana eVisa,, an electronic visa which will expedite the application protocol and remove the need to obtain a visa from an embassy or consulate.
Once implemented, eligible citizens will be able to obtain this new type of visa by completing an online application form., to receive an approved eVisa for Ghana sent by email.
See below for a complete list of travel restrictions for Ghana. Check the list to find out the requirements for your nationality.