Ghanaian passport is one of the most respected passports in Africa; ranked 73rd on the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index. As of 2016, Ghanaian citizens had visa-free, visa on arrival or e-Visa access to 64 countries. Because of the ECOWAS agreement, citizens of Ghana can visit West African countries without visa for up to 90 days.
We look at the countries that Ghanaian citizens can travel without visa or can obtain visa on arrival.
1) Bangladesh – 90 Days Visa Free
Valid passport is required: Ghanaian citizens can stay in Bangladesh for 90 days without visa. Visitors are required to hold return or onward tickets and proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay; if not they could be refused entry.
2) Barbados – 180 Days Visa Free
Valid passport is required (6 months): Nationals of Ghana can stay for up to 6 months without visa. They must have a ticket proving that their final destination is their country of origin or residence.
Valid passport is required: Visitors who have visited Congo (Dem. Rep), Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone are subject to screening and health checks. Passengers may be quarantined for further assessment. Visitors must hold at least USD 50 per person per day and require documents and a ticket for their next destination. Extension of stay is possible for those listed under visa exemptions.
4) Benin – 90 Days Visa Free
Passport is required: Nationals of Ghana are allowed to enter with an expired passport. The passport is accepted when expired for a maximum of 5 years. Nationals of Ghana have a maximum stay of 90 days.
5) Burkina Faso
Valid passport is required: A visa is not required for Ghanaians but passports must be valid for the intended period of stay. Visitors are also required to hold documents and a ticket for their next destination.
6) Cape Verde – 180 Days Visa Free
Valid passport is required: Citizens from Ghana don’t require a visa. Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. Passengers with an ID card issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to foreign mission personnel are also accepted.
7) Côte d’Ivoire
Valid passport is required: Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the period of intended stay. Non-machine readable passports issued to nationals of Ghana are not accepted. Visitors are required to hold proof of hotel accommodation and all documents required for their next destination.
8) Dominica – 180 Days Visa Free
Valid passport is required: Visa is not required for Nationals of Ghana for a maximum stay of 6 months. Passports accepted for entry must be valid on arrival. Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination. Visitors not holding return/onward ticket could be refused entry. Exempt for students and faculty staff of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) holding a student visa and work permit.