South Africa Denies Nigeria Visa-free Status, Grants Ghana

Ghana is the newest nation to be granted a visa-free standing by the South African authorities.

South Africa’s Division of Residence Affairs has added Ghana to a listing of seven international locations whose nationals might be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free.

Nigeria was not included regardless of the big quantity of commerce between the 2 international locations.

South Africa introduced in September 2018, that it was finalising various visa waiver agreements with different international locations together with Ghana to permit travellers to enter the nation with no visa.

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In keeping with the Minister of Residence Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, residents of the seven international locations are in a position to enter South Africa with no visa.

“Tourism will soar if we relax visa requirements for entry into South Africa. We know that Tourism is very important for job creation,”
he mentioned as we speak at a briefing in South Africa.

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“Out of the 193 countries who are member states of the United Nations, the Department has granted visa-free status to 75 countries. Of these 16 are in our continent and are SADC members and 59 are from all over the world.”

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Updated: July 11, 2019 — 6:47 pm