Ghanaians Arriving At Kotoka Laud Swiftness of New Ghana Card Process

Ghanaians Arriving At Kotoka Laud Swiftness of New Ghana Card Process

  • The Kotoka International Airport on Monday, March 1, 2022, began accepting the Ghana Card to process passengers arriving in the country
  • Many passengers who used the Ghana Card at Immigration praised the swiftness and ease of the process
  • Ghana Government hopes to make the biometric card an important optional document aside from the passport booklet

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The Kotoka International Airport has begun admitting Ghanaians into the country with the Ghana Card, with many lauding the swiftness of the new process.

Following a directive two weeks ago, the KIA began admitting passengers into the country with either the Ghana Card or the traditional Ghanaian passport.

According to a report by state-owned Daily Graphic, on Monday, March 1, 2022, officials of the Ghana Immigration Services admitted some 14 passengers who arrived at the airport onboard an Ethiopian Airline flight from Addis Ababa.

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Kotoka International Airport
Kotoka International Airport. Source: Facebook/@Ghanaairports
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In a video posted on the Facebook page of NPP Projects Bureau, one of the passengers Dennis Bekoe, who arrived from the United Kingdom, said the card was easier to use, as against the passport, since the process with the Ghana Card was swift.

Another passenger, Akua Mansa, also expressed similar sentiments.

The Ghana Card has been officially recognised as an ICAO-compliant travel document.

It is government’s plan to make the biometric card an optional travel document aside from the booklet, pending the ratification of bilateral agreements with other countries.

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