DEPARTURE PREPARATION AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
- Travel documents (Passport)
A passport is the most important travel document for all cross-border travellers. This is the preferred travel document for all students travelling to Ghana for their studies. At Eagle Vision Institute we strongly recommend that all our prospective students embark on their journey to Ghana with a valid passport. This makes immigration formalities quite easy for the students.
ECOWAS ID Card (National ID Card)
ECOWAS member states have recently begun issuing new ID Cards to their nationals, which they call the ECOWAS Card. This is supposed to serve as a travel document for travelling to any country within ECOWAS. However, most ECOWAS countries have not as yet implemented the use of this card for travelling. We, therefore, strongly advise our prospective students not to rely on this document for travelling to Ghana.
You may also use a valid laissez-passer to travel to Ghana, but this should be only in extreme cases where a valid passport is not immediately available. Remember that a laissez-passer is only for a single entry and for a short stay. You may not use a laissez-passer more than once. We strongly advise that our students do not use laissez-passer so that they avoid getting into problems at the borders.
- Student visa
Citizens of ECOWAS member states are exempted from visa to enter Ghana. They only need to hold a valid passport which will be presented at the entry point (airport or border) for a stamp. The following are ECOWAS member states: BENIN, BURKINA FASO, TOGO, GUINEA, MALI, NIGER, COTE D’IVOIRE, NIGERIA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE, SENEGAL, GAMBIA, CAPE VERDE, GUINEA BISSAU and GHANA
Nationals of countries outside ECOWAS must apply for and obtain an entry visa to Ghana before they embark on their journey. When in doubt, please contact Eagle Vision Institute (email@example.com / +233244662064) for assistance.
- Vaccination and Tests
You are required to be in possession of a valid international vaccination card (yellow card), with the relevant vaccinations, issued in your home country before travelling to Ghana.
Additionally, in the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, you are required to present a valid negative PCR test result which must have been taken within 72 hours before travelling. There is also a mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport at the cost of US$ 50.00 for ECOWAS citizens and US$ 150.00 for other nationals borne by the passenger.