- Ethiopian Airlines has banned passengers from using the 'Ghana-Must-Go' on any of its flights from Nigeria
- Ethiopian Airlines communicated the restriction to the Federal Airports Authority Of Nigeria via a letter
- The airline said the Ghana-Must-Go bags have caused losses and damages to the conveyor belt systems
Ethiopian Airlines has banned passengers from using the iconic 'Ghana-Must-Go' on any of its flights from Nigeria.
The restriction was disclosed in a letter to the Regional Manager of the Federal Airports Authority Of Nigeria.
The letter said the Ghana-Must-Go bags for baggage has cost the airlines huge loss and damaged the conveyor belt system on various flights.
It said it would allow the Ghana-Must-Go bags when well packed in cartons of a hardcover of rectangular size.
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The sack-like bag earned the "Ghana-Must-Go" nickname in 1983 when Nigeria expelled about two million undocumented West African migrants, half of whom were from Ghana.
Many expelled Ghanaians packed their things in checked bags, later called 'Ghana Must Go' bags.
Visa waiver for South Africa
In a separate story, the governments of Ghana and South Africa have signed a visa waiver agreement for their passport holders.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the waiver agreement will take effect from November 1, 2023.
The agreement will allow Ghanaians to stay in South Africa for up to 90 days without a visa.
Visa applications online
The South African government has allowed Ghanaians to apply for its visas online.
South African High Commission said Ghanaians could visit the portal of the Department of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa.
The High Commission said requirements such as passport details, a letter of invitation, proof of accommodation and a bank statement are still in force and will be verified upon arrival.
UK to increase immigration fees
The UK has increased immigration and nationality fees.
YEN.com.gh reported that there will be an up to 35% increase in the cost of UK visas for Ghanaians and other prospective immigrants.
Ghanaians applying for student visas outside the UK will pay £127 more after the increase to £490.
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