Visa Free Countries for Ghanaian Passport Holders
Visa Free Countries for Ghanaian Passport Holders

Visa-Free Countries for Ghana Passport Holders

Traveling with a Ghanaian passport

Ghanaian passports can be issued exclusively to Ghanaian citizens in accordance with the Ghanaian nationality law. Currently, the Ghanaian passport has 81st place in the global passport ranking of travel mobility by Henley & Partners.

Even though it is not a high-ranking state, Ghana has its visa-free countries list, where its citizens can travel without a visa. As of the beginning of 2023, Ghanaian passport holders can enter 38 visa-free countries. The permitted stay varies from one month to six months, depending on the destination.

Ghanaian citizens can additionally visit certain countries with an electronic visa, a visa on arrival, or a traditional visa. Thoroughly read the entry requirements of the country you plan to visit in order to avoid being entry-denied.

The Ghanaian passport application process

Ghanaian citizens can apply for a Ghanaian passport in an easy way. It is necessary to follow the following steps:

  1. Gather relevant documents (proof of Ghanaian citizenship, documents to support identity)
  2. Fill out the passport application form online.
  3. Choose between standard and expedited processing routes.
  4. Pay the processing fees.
  5. Receive the passport.

Countries that Ghanaian passport holders can visit visa-free

Ghanaian citizens can travel visa-free to a number of destinations. In most cases, you only need a valid passport. A visa-free entry spares you all the visa hassle – just grab your bags and start exploring a new country.

Ghanaian passport holders can enjoy the privilege of travel freedom in any of the 38 visa-free countries:

  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BangladeshBangladesh
  • Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  • BeninBenin
  • BelizeBelize
  • Ivory CoastIvory Coast
  • DominicaDominica
  • FijiFiji
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • GambiaGambia
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • GuineaGuinea
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • HaitiHaiti
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • KenyaKenya
  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
  • LiberiaLiberia
  • LesothoLesotho
  • MaliMali
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • NigerNiger
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  • SenegalSenegal
  • TogoTogo
  • TanzaniaTanzania
  • UgandaUganda
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • VanuatuVanuatu
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • RwandaRwanda
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • Cape VerdeCape Verde
  • EswatiniEswatini

The benefits of visiting visa-free countries with the Ghanaian passport

Destinations from a visa-free countries list give Ghanaian citizens considerable benefits:

  • with visa-free travel, you don’t have to spend more of your time and money on a visa;
  • you are able to visit more destinations, get to know the culture and customs, history and languages of other countries;
  • when traveling without a visa, you don’t need to worry about visa requirements, therefore, you can feel relaxed and enjoy your trip more;
  • visa-free travel allows you to have incomparable travel freedom and flexibility.

Countries offering eVisa to the Ghanaian citizens

Ghanaians need a valid visa to travel to destinations that are not on the visa-free countries list. Still, certain countries offer huge facilitation – the possibility to apply for an online visa. An electronic visa is an official travel permit that can be obtained remotely. All you need s a functioning device connected to the internet.

It is extremely easy to apply for an eVisa – just fill out an online form, pay the fees, and receive approval via email. Ghanaian passport holders can apply for an online visa to such countries:

  • BahrainBahrain
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • ColombiaColombia
  • DjiboutiDjibouti
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • GabonGabon
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • IndiaIndia
  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • MalawiMalawi
  • PakistanPakistan
  • SurinameSuriname
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • ZambiaZambia
  • São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipe
  • QatarQatar
  • South SudanSouth Sudan
  • Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda

Countries offering visas on arrival to Ghanaian passport holders

Also, it is possible for Ghanaian citizens to get a visa on arrival in some countries. It doesn’t need to be applied in advance and is granted when you arrive at the destination.

On the one hand, it is a beneficial option, especially when you don’t have time or the opportunity to apply ahead of time. However, on the other hand, there are usually long queues for such visas, so you have to spend a lot of your time in tiresome lines, and it may be hard to find the line you require.

A visa on arrival is available for Ghanaian passport holders in such countries:

  • BoliviaBolivia
  • IranIran
  • JordanJordan
  • ComorosComoros
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • MauritaniaMauritania
  • MaldivesMaldives
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • SomaliaSomalia
  • Timor LesteTimor Leste
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • SamoaSamoa
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PalauPalau

Countries where Ghanaian citizens need to get a visa to travel to

The rest of the countries require Ghanaian passport holders to get a regular visa. A traditional visa is one that can only be obtained in a consulate or embassy. An applicant must make an appointment, collect the required documentation, and attend a visa interview at the office.

With a regular visa, Ghanaian citizens can travel to a number of countries:

  • AndorraAndorra
  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • ArmeniaArmenia
  • AngolaAngola
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • AustriaAustria
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BurundiBurundi
  • BruneiBrunei
  • BrazilBrazil
  • BahamasBahamas
  • BhutanBhutan
  • BelarusBelarus
  • CanadaCanada
  • CongoCongo
  • Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  • Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • ChileChile
  • CameroonCameroon
  • ChinaChina
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • CubaCuba
  • CyprusCyprus
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • AlgeriaAlgeria
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • EgyptEgypt
  • EritreaEritrea
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FranceFrance
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  • GreeceGreece
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • HondurasHonduras
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HungaryHungary
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IraqIraq
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JapanJapan
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • North KoreaNorth Korea
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • LaosLaos
  • LebanonLebanon
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • LibyaLibya
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • MaltaMalta
  • MexicoMexico
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • NamibiaNamibia
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • NepalNepal
  • NauruNauru
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • OmanOman
  • PanamaPanama
  • PeruPeru
  • Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
  • PolandPoland
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • SyriaSyria
  • ChadChad
  • ThailandThailand
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • TongaTonga
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • UkraineUkraine
  • United StatesUnited States
  • UruguayUruguay
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • VietnamVietnam
  • YemenYemen
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • RussiaRussia
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • RomaniaRomania
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • SudanSudan
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands