GACL: GhanaCard Holders Don’t Need Visa When Flying To Ghana

GACL says GhanaCard Holders Don't Need Visa

The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) Management has announced to all airlines worldwide via the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that the Ghana Card will be recognized as an international traveling identity document, also known as an e-passport, for all Ghanaian holders traveling to Ghana beginning 1st March, 2022.

A statement issued by the GACL on Saturday February 12 said “Following a key ceremony at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal ,Canada on 9th February 2022 Ghana’s National Identity Card (GhanaCard) is now duly recognized globally as a valid ID card passport, a Machine Readable Travel Document that can be read and verified by the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) at most airports.

From 1st March, 2022, “Ghana Airports Company Limited announces to all airports and airlines that holders of a valid Ghana card shall be permitted to board flights to Ghana without a visa.”

The GACA’s recent regulation has created the final path for airports and airlines to begin accepting the Ghana Card as an e-passport.

A copy of GACL’s notification is provided below.