ACCRA – In a groundbreaking announcement, Ghana is set to revolutionize travel by offering visa-free entry to all African citizens.
This progressive initiative was announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during the opening of the 2024 Africa Prosperity Dialogue in the Eastern Region.
While addressing the audience, President Akufo Addo unveiled the policy aimed at promoting unity and cultural exchange.
By the end of 2024, Ghana will open its doors to all Africans, welcoming them to explore the country without visa requirements as per the announcement by the president.
This strategic decision aligns seamlessly with the vision of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), emphasizing the creation of a seamless single market to drive economic growth, job creation, and poverty alleviation across the continent.
In his address, President Akufo-Addo highlighted the importance of hassle-free travel, not only to encourage tourism and trade but also to promote cultural exchange, fostering a strong sense of pan-African identity.
This move has sparked discussions about its potential positive impact on tourism, business, and cultural understanding. Ghana’s initiative is seen as a catalyst for regional collaboration, a testament to the nation’s dedication to playing a pivotal role in the advancement of a united Africa.
Furthermore, it’s worth noting that Ghana’s passport holds the 76th spot on the Henley Passport Index 2024, offering visa-free access to its citizens for 66 destinations. This commitment to granting visa-free entry to all Africans underscores a broader vision of inclusivity and cooperation within the continent.
Ghana, located in West Africa, boasts a diverse culture and rich history. With a population of around 31 million, its capital, Accra, is a vibrant city. Explore the Cape Coast Castle, Mole National Park’s wildlife, and the vibrant markets, experiencing the warmth and hospitality of Ghana’s people.