South Africa has made the decision to grant Ghanaian passport holders a 90-day visa exemption, effective from November 1. This announcement, made by the South African High Commission in Ghana on Friday, signifies a strengthening of ties and a new phase of diplomatic relations between both countries.
According to the official statement released by the High Commission of the Republic of South Africa on October 13, the waiver for visa exemption allows Ghanaian ordinary passport holders to stay in South Africa for a cumulative period of 90 days per annum. However, it is important to note that once these 90 days are exhausted within a 12-month period, ordinary passport holders will be required to apply for a visa to enter South Africa.
This significant development is expected to facilitate easier travel between South Africa and Ghana, promoting tourism, business ventures, and cultural exchange. It not only demonstrates South Africa’s commitment to enhancing relations with Ghana but also opens up opportunities for collaboration and mutual benefits in various sectors.
Furthermore, this decision marks a notable advancement in South Africa’s international relations and cooperation with Ghana. It has the potential to pave the way for more significant diplomatic collaborations in the future.