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Visa-Free Countries for Ghana Passport Holders

Visa-Free Countries for Ghana

Are you thinking about travelling the world on a Ghanaian passport? The good news is that the Ghana passport is one of the most welcomed and versatile on the whole of the African continent. There are almost 75 countries that you can visit easily, without having to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate.

All in all, half of Africa is easily accessible to people with a Ghanaian passport. This includes all of West Africa, from the Atlantic coasts of Mauritania and Senegal, through to the shores of Lake Chad on the eastern side of Niger and Nigeria. What’s more, you can also visit Caribbean countries like Dominica and even India without an embassy visa.

At Byevisa we’ve done the hard work and researched every country using the latest data, to compile accurate lists of where you can go and what you need. All of this should make travelling internationally with a Ghana passport as simple as possible.

What’s the Difference Between Visa-Free, an eVisa, a Visa on Arrival, and an Embassy Visa?

To explain, a number of countries allow Ghana citizens to enter with no additional documents other than your passport. On top of this, there is a growing number of nations that offer eVisas (Electronic Visas), which you apply for online before you travel. Another group of countries invite you to obtain a Visa on Arrival (VoA) when you arrive.

If you’re neither visa-exempt for a country, nor eligible for an eVisa or a VoA, then you’ll need to visit the country’s nearest embassy or consulate to obtain your travel visa. To do this, you typically make an appointment in advance, fill in the application form, supply the required supporting documents, and pay the fee. When your visa is approved, it’s then added to your passport – and you’re ready to travel!

To find out which countries are visa-free for Ghana passport holders, are eligible for an eVisa or a VoA, or require an embassy visa, then read on.

What’s the List of Visa-Free Countries for Ghana Passport Holders?

There are 40 countries in the world where Ghana passport holders can enter permit-free for tourism. Of these, over half are in Africa and include all of Ghana’s geographical neighbours. In fact, you can go through the whole of West Africa without needing a visa – from Senegal and Gambia in the west through to Niger and Nigeria on the far eastern side!

Here’s the full list of these places, with details of how long you can stay in each one.

Visa-Free Country
Eligible to Visit for (in Months Unless Stated Otherwise)
Bangladesh 3
Barbados 6
Benin 3
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde 1
Cote d’Ivoire
Dominica 6
Eswatini 1
Fiji 4
The Gambia 3
Grenada 3
Guinea-Bissau 3
Guyana 3
Haiti 3
Indonesia 1
Kenya 3
Liberia 15 days without needing additional paperwork
Mauritius 3
Micronesia 1
Palestine 1
Philippines 1
Rwanda 3
St Kitts and Nevis 3
St Vincent and the Grenadines 1
Senegal 3
Sierra Leone 1
Singapore 1
South Africa
Tanzania 3
Trinidad & Tobago
Uganda 3
Vanuatu 1
Zimbabwe 3

It is also reported that you can enter the Western Sahara part of Morocco without a visa, although not the rest of Morocco. That said, check this online before you travel, as the situation can change.

For the rest of the world, Ghanaian citizens still need to obtain some sort of visa to enter. Fortunately, you can acquire either an Electronic Visa (eVisa) or a Visa on Arrival (VoA) to visit 34 nations. Both of these are modern forms of travel authorisation that make entering another country far easier than applying for a traditional embassy visa.

We list the countries you can obtain an eVisa and a VoA for in the following sections, as well as how long you can stay.

What Are the eVisa Countries for Ghana Passport Holders?

The digital E-Visa (Electronic Visa) is an increasingly popular method of getting the right documentation to get into another country. Every year, new nations embrace this modern method of welcoming international visitors. If you can get an eVisa, then always do so, as it is quick and straightforward to obtain, since it can be done online without an embassy visit.

To obtain an eVisa, you typically fill in an online form, entering your personal information and the details on your journey. You also upload any supporting documents needed, such as a scan of your passport, a passport-sized photo, and proof of your onward travel plans and accommodation bookings. You then pay for your application and, once it’s approved, your eVisa arrives in your email inbox! Fortunately, you can obtain the eVisa for dozens of countries worldwide with Byevisa.

At the moment, Ghana citizens with a valid passport can visit the following 19 places, providing you obtain an eVisa in advance.

These eVisa-friendly countries are listed here alphabetically, along with information on how long you can stay at each destination.

eVisa Country
Eligible to Visit for (in Months Unless Stated Otherwise)
Antigua & Barbuda 1
Bahrain 14 days
Cambodia 1
Djibouti 1
Ethiopia 1 or 3
Gabon 1 or 3
Georgia 1
India 2
Kyrgyzstan 1
Madagascar 3
Myanmar 1
Pakistan 3
Qatar 1
Sao Tome & Principe
South Sudan
Suriname 3
Uzbekistan 1
Zambia 3

What Are the Visa on Arrival (VoA) Countries for Ghana?

A Visa on Arrival (VoA) is a document permitting entry that you apply for and collect when you actually get to a nation’s border. This is usually when you get to passport control in the airport once your flight has landed.

To secure your VoA, you complete a form, and then once approved this is stamped. You then take the form and your passport to the immigration desk. Most VoAs come with a fee, so check this in advance and make sure to take the right amount with you in the correct currency, as many countries only accept cash.

Ghana passport holders can visit the following 15 destinations with a VoA.

Visa on Arrival Country
Eligible to Visit for (in Months Unless Stated Otherwise)
Bolivia 3
Comoros 1.5
Iran 15 days
Maldives 1
Mozambique 1
Nicaragua 3
Palau 1
St Lucia 1.5
Samoa 1
Seychelles 3
Somalia 1
Timor Leste 1
Tuvalu 1

What Are the Embassy Visa Countries for Ghana Passport Holders?

Where a nation isn’t visa-free for Ghanaian passport holders, or where there are no eVisa or VoA options, then you’ll need to contact the embassy or consulate of that country to apply for a traditional paper visa. Fortunately, you can find the nearest diplomatic mission on our Embassies Finder page.

To apply at the embassy, you’ll usually need to fill in an application form by hand, and bring along your passport too, as well as any other supporting documents like some passport photos.

What’s more, if you’re applying for an embassy visa, then be sure to do so well in advance of your trip, as these usually take longer to approve than an eVisa on a VoA.

What Else Should I Know About the Visa-Free Countries for a Ghana Passport?

Wherever you are travelling, here are some extra tips when you’re going overseas on a Ghana passport:

  • Always carry your Ghana passport, and make sure you have 2 blank pages and plenty of validity (at least 6 months) left.
  • Remember that, if you need to transit anywhere, you’ll probably need a transit visa for that country, sometimes if you’re not even leaving the airport.
  • Make sure to check the health regulations and have up-to-date travel insurance.
  • Take a copy of any hotel bookings you have made.
  • Carry a copy of your return or onward ticket documentation, as many countries will want to see this before allowing you in.

Happy Travelling Out of Ghana!

Most of your questions about travelling internationally from Ghana should have been answered by now in this article. There are definitely plenty of countries which you can enter with a Ghanaian passport without requiring a visit to an embassy to get that crucial entry documentation.

The world is open to you in the whole of West Africa from Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia on the east, through to Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger in the Sahel, and down to the Gulf of Guinea in Nigeria. Other popular and welcoming destinations in Africa include Madagascar, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa.

If you want to venture further afield, you can get to the wonders of India too, or enter about half of the Caribbean islands without a visa.

So with all these options and all this information at your fingertips, what’s stopping you from travelling as soon as you can? Make this the year you go somewhere new and really exciting!

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