Visa Information

Visitors to Ghana must obtain a visa from one of the Ghanaian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the countries or territories that are either visa exempt or whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival.

Visa policy map

Visa exemption

Citizens of the following 21 countries and territories can enter Ghana without visas for visits up to 90 days (unless otherwise stated):

  •  Benin
  •  Burkina Faso
  •  Cape Verde
  •  Côte d’Ivoire
  •  Eswatini
  •  Gambia
  •  Guinea
  •  Guinea-Bissau
  •  Kenya
  •  Liberia
  •  Mali
  •  Mauritius (60 days)
  •  Niger
  •  Nigeria
  •  Rwanda[4]
  •  Senegal
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Singapore
  •  Togo
  •  Trinidad and Tobago (60 days)
  •  Zimbabwe (60 days)

According to the Ghana High Commission in the United Kingdom nationals of Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda are also exempt.

Visa is also not required for holders of a Dual Nationality Card issued by Ghana. Pre-arranged visa may be picked up on arrival.

Holders of diplomatic, official, or service passports issued to nationals of Brazil, China, Cuba, Germany, Iran, Namibia, South Africa and holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of Turkey do not require a visa for Ghana.

Ghana signed a visa-waiver agreement for diplomatic, official and service passport holders with  Equatorial Guinea on 24 August 2017,  India on 13 June 2016,  Saint Kitts and Nevis in November 2018,  Venezuela on 9 July 2018 and with  Malta in March 2019 and they are yet to be ratified.

Visa on arrival

From 1 July 2016 citizens of the African Union (except Morocco) member states that are not visa exempt can obtain a 30 days maximum visa for Ghana upon arrival for fee $150. The arrangement would be piloted at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra for three months, and thereafter extended to all other entry points of the country.

If special requirements are satisfied, the citizens of countries without diplomatic or consular mission of Ghana travelling on short notice may obtain a visa on arrival.

Visa is granted on arrival for holders of a copy of a pre-arranged approval from immigration.