Countries Ghanaians Can Travel To Without A Visa

In a beautiful world with countries that require visas, satisfying our wanderlust can be quite intimidating.

Sometime in 2015, the Ghanaian passport was ranked 52nd on the world passport index 2015. However, things changed and a new ranking by the Henley Passport Index (as of January 1, 2018) saw the Ghanaian passport move to the 73rd position, sitting on the same spot with the Dominican Republic and Sierra Leonean passport in terms of travel freedom.

The Henley & Partners Passport Index, formerly known as the Henley & Partners Passport Index until 2018, is a global ranking of countries base on the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy.

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Since 2006, the Henley & Partners has been analyzing the visa regulations of all the countries and territories in the world in collaboration with the International Air Transport Association based on official data from their global database.

Truth is, the Ghanaian passport may not be as powerful as the US and UK passports or even grant Ghanaians free entry to the countries but it is one of the most respected passports in Africa.

There are a lot of really good countries Ghanaians can travel to without a visa. As usual, terms and conditions do apply. Passes for free entry into a country can change over time so it is essential to constantly be in touch with visa proceedings.

Also, a number of these countries only grant free visa when a traveler’s intention is leisure. So, if you are planning to take advantage of the visa-free status to get a job there, you might want to apply for the proper visa.

As a member state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), one of the benefits Ghana derives from her membership is in the area of travel, as Ghanaian citizens are granted a free stay in any other member state of the ECOWAS for 90 days.

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  • Benin: Visa not required for 90 days
  • Burkina Faso: Visa not required
  • Cape Verde: Visa not required
  • Comoros Visa on arrival
  • Côte d’Ivoire 3 Month(s)
  • Djibouti Visa on arrival
  • Gambia: Visa not required for 90 days
  • Guinea: Visa not required
  • Guinea-Bissau: Visa not required for 90 days
  • Kenya: Visa not required for 90 days
  • Liberia: Visa not required
  • Madagascar: Visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Mali: Visa not required
  • Mauritania: Visa on arrival
  • Mauritius: Visa not Required for 90 days
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  • Mozambique: Visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Niger: Visa not required
  • Nigeria: Visa not required
  • Rwanda: Visa on arrival
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal: Visa not required for 3 months
  • Seychelles: Visitor’s permit on arrival for 3 months
  • Sierra Leone: Visa not required
  • Swaziland: Visa not Required for 30 days
  • Tanzania: Visa not required for 3 months
  • Togo: Visa not required
  • Uganda: Visa not required for 3 months
  • Zambia: Visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Zimbabwe: Visa not required for 3 months


  • Barbados: Visa free for 6 months
  • Belize
  • Bolivia: Visa on Arrival for 90 days
  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Dominica: Visa free for 6 months
  • Ecuador: Visa free for 90 days
  • Grenada: Visa not required for 3 months
  • Haiti: Visa not required for 3 months
  • Jamaica: Visa not Required
  • Montserrat: Visa not required
  • Maldives: Visa on Arrival for 30 days
  • Nicaragua:  Visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis: Visa not required for 3 months
  • Saint Lucia: Visa not required for 6 weeks
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Visa not required for 30 days
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Visa not required

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  • Bangladesh: Visa free for 3 months
  • Cambodia: Visa on Arrival for 30 days
  • East Timor or Timor-Leste
  • Indonesia: Visa not required for 30 days
  • Iran: Visa on Arrival for 15 days
  • Philippines: Visa not required for 30 days
  • Singapore: Visa not required for 30 days


  • The Cook Islands: Visa free for 31 days
  • Fiji: Visa free for 4 months
  • Micronesia: Visa not Required for 30 days
  • Palau Visa on arrival – Visa free for 30 days
  • Pitcairn Islands: Visa not required for 14 days
  • Samoa: Entry permit on arrival for 60 days
  • Timor-Leste Visa on arrival: Visa free for 30 days
  • Tuvalu: Visa on arrival for 1 month
  • Vanuatu: Visa not required for 30 days

Disputed, Dependent or Restricted territories

  • Northern Cyprus: Visa not required
  • Palestine: Visa not required (Arrival by sea to Gaza Strip not allowed)
  • South Ossetia: Visa not required (Multiple entry visas to Russia and three-day prior notification are required to enter South Ossetia)
  • Transnistria: Visa not required (Registration required after 24 hours)


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