Ghana signs visa waiver agreement with Bahamas

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Ghanaian travellers heading to the Bahamas for short stays no longer need to obtain a visa. Instead, they must acquire an electronic travel authorization (eTA or eVisa) before their trip.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Thursday received notification from the Bahamas Embassy regarding a Visa Waiver Agreement between the two countries, applicable to holders of Diplomatic, Service, and Ordinary Passports.

This agreement aims to ease travel challenges and inconveniences faced by citizens of both nations. By eliminating the visa requirement, Ghana and the Bahamas seek to streamline travel procedures.

The Government of the Bahamas has informed relevant Ghanaian authorities and airlines about the agreement, while the Ghana Immigration Service has been furnished with a copy. All officers in charge of entry points must adhere to the terms outlined in the agreement.

Compliance with this agreement is crucial to ensure smooth travel experiences for passport holders. The Ghana Immigration Service emphasizes the significance of adhering to these new regulations.

This Visa Waiver Agreement is expected to strengthen diplomatic ties between Ghana and the Bahamas. It offers easier access for travelers, both for diplomatic and personal reasons, fostering better relations between the two nations.

Travelers holding Diplomatic, Service, and Ordinary Passports are encouraged to understand the terms and conditions of the visa waiver for a hassle-free journey.