- Germany is only accepting visas for essential travels
- The Ambassador says Covid-19 has caused Germany to introduce restrictions
- The Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana says getting a visa is difficult
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You can only get a visa to Germany if you are going to study, have relatives there or going for an emergency health procedure.
The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, in an interview with Charles Ayitey on Joy Business revealed that the Federal State has introduced new travel restrictions because of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the country.
“We are only granting visas on the grounds of health, study and visiting a relative in Germany. Aside from these all other applications can’t be accepted, unfortunately,” he stated.
Traveling to Canada
The Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, Kati Csaba, says all the inline materials you need to apply for a Canadian Visa are free of charge.
Speaking to Charles Ayitey of Joy News, the High Commissioner also noted that getting a visa to Canada is not easy.
“Getting a visa to Canada demands a rigorous process. It is not easy. So long as you have your documents right, you will be granted a visa,” she stated.
Canada has been the go-to destination for many Ghanaians and Africans over the past few years as potential is available to school and work there. Meanwhile, the High Commissioner has stated that 40,000 Ghanaians are currently living or working in Canada.
In other news
The newly elected US President, Joe Biden, has rolled out a resettlement visa to aid persons of vulnerable groups, like the LGBTQI facing discrimination in Ghana and Nigeria, to resettle in the USA.
From the Oval Office as he signed some executive orders, Joe Biden revealed that the Federal Government of the US will take all appropriate steps including increasing Embassy Priority-1 referrals to identify and sharply process the resettlement of highly vulnerable persons including LGBTQI+ who need protection from discrimination and violence.
By this, the US, according to the BBC, “has alerted cases of asylum seekers from LGBTQ communities so as to give them the need to resettle abroad.
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Source: Yen Ghana