The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Ghana, Shirley Botchwey, and her Guyanese counterpart, Dr Karen Cummings, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to waiver visa on travel between these two countries. According to a statement by Guyana’s Ministry of the Presidency said that signing which was preceded by a bilateral meeting held at State House, Georgetown, will tile the way for increased cooperation, collaboration, trade and visa-free travel between the two countries.
In a statement by the Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, the elimination of the visa requirement for citizens of Guyana and Ghana was signed and this will now pave the way for increased travel between the two countries. History traces the roots of Afro Guyana with the Akan, a popular tribe in Ghana, the agreement also augurs well for cultural exchanges.
By this agreement, international passport holders of these countries can travel without a visa for up to 90 days without having to renew but after 90 days, then there will be a requirement for renewal based on the laws of the respective countries.
The visa-free policy between this country will boost tourism in both countries but there is a problem which is, there is no direct flight to Guyana unless through transit in the USA. It will be almost impossible for Ghanaians who wish to visit Guyana the difficulties involved in obtaining a U.S transit visa.
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