Ghana Card Now Recognized Document For Travels [Read Full Letters]
Ghana Civil Aviation Authority in a letter informs the general public and card holders that Ghana Card Can now be used for travels.
“We wish to bring to your kind attention a correspondence from the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) regarding the official notification of the acceptance of the Ghana Card as a travel document for entry into Ghana by citizens,” part of the letter.
According to the letter, the decision has necessitated because the Ghana Card is recognized as an ICAO-compliant travel document.
“Following the recognition of the Ghana Card as an ICAO-compliant travel document, the Government of Ghana’s policy to allow Ghanaian passengers and Ghanaians with dual citizenship returning to Ghana utilize a valid Ghana Card as an option took effect from 1st March 2022.”
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) stated that, “by this letter, the Board of Airlines’ Representatives – Ghana is kindly requested to notify its Members of the aforementioned policy, and accordingly, allow Ghanaian Nationals within the above category access to board flights into Ghana.”
In a letter written by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), signed by Deputy Comptroller-General, Laud Affrifah, meant for GCAA, informed that until there are bilateral agreements with other countries, “the Ghana Card cannot be used to travel outside the ECOWAS sub-region.”
“It is important to note, however, that until bilateral agreements are signed with other countries, the Ghana Card cannot be used to travel outside the ECOWAS sub-region. Additionally, a Ghanaian who has renounced his/her Ghanaian citizenship to obtain the citizenship of another country is not eligible to travel on the Ghana Card,” GIS.
READ LETTERS (5pages)28062022GCAA ACCEPTANCE OF GHANA CARD