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Thursday, 11 July 2019

South Africa Denies Nigeria Visa-free Status, Grants Ghana

South Africa Denies Nigeria Visa-free Status, Grants Ghana

President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa

Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of trade between the two countries.

Ghana is the latest country to be granted a visa-free status by the South African government.

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free.

Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of trade between the two countries.

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South Africa announced in September 2018, that it was finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries including Ghana to allow travellers to enter the country without a visa.

According to the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, citizens of the seven countries are able to enter South Africa without a visa.

“Tourism will soar if we relax visa requirements for entry into South Africa. We know that Tourism is very important for job creation,” he said today at a briefing in South Africa.

“Out of the 193 countries who are member states of the United Nations, the Department has granted visa-free status to 75 countries. Of these 16 are in our continent and are SADC members and 59 are from all over the world.”

(NAN)

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1 comment:

  1. Sad for Nigeria, some country waiting for you Nigeria its not your time for now, and congrats those 7 country.

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