Ghana and the United Arab Emirates have reached an agreement that would allow nationals of both countries to travel visa-free.
After the minister of foreign affairs delivered the MoU to parliament, the agreement was just approved.
While some Ghanaians are pleased with the progress, others want it to be extended to other countries.
Ghana’s parliament has approved a visa waiver deal with the United Arab Emirates, allowing Ghanaians with passports to go to the UAE without needing a visa.
The visa waiver agreement, which was included in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ghanaian and UAE governments on mutual exemption of entry visa requirements, applies to diplomatic, service/special, and regular passport holders.
According to Ameyawdebrah.com, the deal was signed on November 18, 2019, to eliminate visa requirements for Ghanaian and UAE passport holders who wish to stay for up to 90 days.
According to graphic.com.gh, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, introduced the MoU before the House on May 26, 2021.
The deal was authorized on Thursday, August 5, 2021, after being referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs for discussion and report in accordance with Order 140(4) and 183 of the Standing Orders of Parliament.
On July 2, 2019, visa-free entry for Ghanaian citizens in certain countries was approved.
When traveling outside of the country, a visa is usually one of the first necessities to include in your schedule.
However, there are a number of nations where you can visit for a few days without needing a visa.