South African has added Ghana to the list of visa-free countries. That is, Ghanaians will no longer be needing a visa to travel to South Africa.
According to a statement by South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, out of the 193 countries who are member states of the United Nations, the Department has granted visa-free status to 75 countries.
“Out of the 193 countries who are member states of the United Nations, the Department has granted visa-free status to 75 countries. 16 are in our [African] continent and are SADC members and 59 are from all over the world.” The statement reads.
Going further, he revealed they are still running a check on countries who might make the list; Nigeria, India and China, even though their combined populations make up close to 30% of the world’s population.
“We will immediately enter into discussions with them about how a visa-free regime will work. We still have some homework to do for 3 countries whose combined populations make up close to 30% of the world’s population i.e. China, India and Nigeria,” the statement added.”
Other countries recently included in the visa-free list include Qatar, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Sao Tome and Principe.
Today, we wish to announce an addition to our visa – free countries.
•United Arab Emirates
•Sao Tome and Principe@travel24 @tourism_gov_za#DHABudgetVote2019 pic.twitter.com/u6edTwkWxu
— HomeAffairsSA (@HomeAffairsSA) July 10, 2019