Ghanaians and Jamaicans were treated to some fantastic news days ago after the President of Ghana and The Prime Minister of Jamaica released exciting news about the Ghana-Jamaica Visa. Are you from Jamaica and looking to travel to Ghana? Or are you in Ghana and looking forward to visiting this Caribbean country? Well, things just got easier!
The President of Ghana has announced their decision on the Ghana-Jamaica visa after holding bilateral talks. The news has left many looking for travel destinations in these two respective countries.
Bilateral talks leading to the execution of the Ghana-Jamaica wave visa
Given that 2019 is the year that is marked as 'the Year of Return' in Ghana, meaning that it is marking 400 years since slaves set foot in America, it seems the West African country popularly known due to its abundant supply of gold and cocoa producing acumen is making several avenues to unite the black community. The beautiful West African country had just won another visa waiver with Barbados, after another deal between the beautiful Western African state and Guyana.
The President of Ghana, Mr. Akufo-Addo, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mr. Andrew Holness, held bilateral discussions in Kingston, Jamaica, on Saturday. The President of Ghana, Mr. Akufo-Addo, was in the Caribbean country to visit. During the official visit, the two presidents of the two countries held discussions, with the primary concern being the relations of these two countries.
In their discussions, the Ghanaian noble leader stressed on the Ghana-Jamaica relations. The presidents agreed that these two beautiful countries had strong ties, and also had an excellent opportunity of further building their links, through the imposition of their culture and history. According to Mr. Akufo-Addo, doing so would bring the populations of both countries maximum economic value.
Mr. Akufo-Addo also noted that permits would not be the factor that would stand in the way of strengthening the relations of these two countries. Hence, the Ghanaian President acknowledged that since the residents of his country were benefiting from the visa-free arrangements in the Caribbean region, he would also ensure that the citizens of the beautiful Caribbean country were also provided with visa-free arrangements in Ghana.
Mr. Akufo-Addo proceeded to tell the Jamaica Prime Minister, Mr. Andrew Holness that the changes would facilitate and also make it ten times easier for the people of the Caribbean state to visit Ghana, and join the 'Year of Return.'
Fascinating facts of the Ghana-Jamaica wave visa
1. Citizens of Ghana do not require a permit for traveling to Jamaica as a tourist
From the bilateral talks held by the President of Ghana, Mr. Akufo-Addo and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mr. Andrew Holness, no visa will be required to allow Ghanaians to travel to this Caribbean country.
2. Citizens of Jamaica will not require a permit for visiting Ghana
According to the President of Ghana, Mr. Akufo-Addo, he will see into it that the citizens of the beautiful Caribbean country were also issued with visa-free arrangements to allow them to travel to Ghana.
3. The wave visa is valid from July 1, 2019.
When is the Ghana-Jamaica wave visa operational?
The highly praised visa is valid from July 1. The wave visa goes to mean that Ghanaians and Jamaicans can travel to and from each other's country without carrying a permit. How cool is that?
Citizens of this rich Western African country and the beautiful Caribbean country are excited about the Ghana-Jamaica visa. The bilateral talks between the President of Ghana and the Prime Minister of Jamaica will see citizens of both countries traveling to and from without a permit.