Year of Return: Government permits visa-on-arrival until Januray 2020

The government of Ghana has introduced Visa-on-arrival to cater for the large number of people who have expressed interest in coming to the country, ABC News can report.

The new measure is expected to run till the end of 2020 to enable visitors conveniently move into the country as part of the ‘Year of Return’ initiative.

The announcement was contained in a release issued by the Embassy of Ghana in the United States.

The statement noted, “The government of Ghana has introduced new measures that would enable visitors travelling to Ghana during ‘The Year of Return’ obtain visa-on-arrival.”

“Travelers are, however, to note that the first option would be to obtain visas from Ghana missions in their countries of residence”

“The new arrangements are expected to simplify check-in procedures for boarding passengers and ease the burden on travelers who are unable to obtain Ghanaian visas in their countries of residence”

According to Ghana’s Tourism Minister, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, the ‘Year of Return’ programme has resulted in an increase of more than 200, 000 people into the country.

This she suggested translates into about $1.9 billion boost for the economy generated courtesy the initiation of the programme.

The ‘Year of Return’ is a year-long event to commemorate the shipping out of the first enslaved Africans from James Town in Accra to James town in Virginia in the United States of America (USA).


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