With delight South African Airways (SAA) celebrates the visa waiver between South African and Ghanaian travelers. According to SAA “the visa waiver agreement was implemented by the governments of South Africa and Ghana for ordinary passport holders, commencing on 1 November 2023. This means travelers may transit through, depart, and stay in the territory of both countries for a cumulative period of up to 90 days without having to apply a visa. If the period of 90 days is exhausted within a 12-month period, passport holders will have to apply for a visa to enter South Africa.”
SAA interim CEO, Professor John Lamola, who was recently elected as deputy chairperson of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s (AASA), says, “The move is good news for the promotion of intra-African connectivity and the development of tourism and trade on the continent. Making possible the ease of travel within Africa is aligned with the call by AASA, amongst other industry bodies.”
With SAA’s direct flights, both South African and Ghanaian travelers can look forward to spending time in both countries that boasts rich forestry, beautiful sandy beaches, abundant wildlife, and rich cultural experiences.
The agreement is a huge boost to the African Union’s Agenda 2063 which aims amongst other objectives to achieve the free movement of Africans within Africa and increased air connectivity through the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).