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Ghana Becomes First AU State to Start Issuing Visa on Arrival to African Nationals
Ghana has commenced the issuance of visas on arrival to African nationals as announced by President John Dramani Mahama in February this year. The policy, which took effect July 1, allows citizens of African Union member states to obtain visas of up to 30 days on arrival in the country. This policy does not affect citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) who can enter the country without a visa.
The AU, in its call for action, urged the abolishing of all visa requirement for Africans travelling to other African countries by 2018 and also, each citizen issued an African passport as part of its Agenda 2063 roadmap.